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Full text of "Variety (April 1914)"

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VOL. XXXIV. No. 5. 



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CHANGE OF SHOWS AND PRICES 
BY LOEW ON TH E S-C CIRCUIT 

Possession Passes August 1. Reported Consideration, 

$1,500,000 for Good Will, with Assets to be Appraised. 

Sullivan's Interest Gets Money, and Considine 

Holds Realty. Loew Booking Office 

in Chicago. 



When the possession of the Sulli- 
van-Considine Circuit passes to the 
Loew Circuit August 1 next, the vau- 
deville bills and prices in the S.-C. 
houses will undergo a change. The 

admission will be reduced from the 
S.-C. rate of 10-20-30 to the Loew 
standard, 10-15-25. The bills, as now 
given by the S.-C. road shows of five 
acts to each, will likely be increased 
to six, seven or eight, perhaps varying 
in numbers according to the cities; 
but all shows being routed out of New 
York to travel intact for the most part. 
The S. C. houses will be renamed 
"Loew's." 

The addition of the Jones, Linick & 
Schaeflfer time in and around Chicago 
to the Loew booking end may cause a 
little confusion until straightened out, 
as the J., L. & S. houses give four 
shows daily, while the Loew (also S.- 
C.) give three. It is not unlikely in 
view of the booking connection made 
that Aaron Jones has decided upon a 
three-a-day policy, if not for all the 
acts for most, in his theatres, when the 
new booking arrangement shall go in- 
to effect. The S.-C. Chicago booking 
office, in charge of Paul Goudron, will 
probably become the Loew booking 
agency for the middle west, with per- 
haps the J., L. & S. agency merged 
into it, or a part of the same suite. 
The Goudron office is booking about 
O'i houses of various types in the mid- 
dle western section, although many 
use a fair bill. The Seattle and San 
Francisco S.-C. agencies will also pass 
to Loew, but as far as known nothing 
has yet been decided upon regarding 
them. 

It is said John W. Considine did not 
provide for the retention by the pur- 
chasers of any member of his execu- 
tive staff. Fred Lincoln, gtneraJ man- 



ager, came to New York Wednesday. 
It is understood he will remain when 
Loew steps in. Chris O. Brown was 
out of the city early in the week, but 
it is reasonable to suppose he will sev- 
er his connection with the S.-C. circuit 
when the change goes into effect. 

The reported consideration for the 
sale of the S.-C. Circuit (not including 
real estate) is $1,500,000 for the good 
will, with the assets to be appraised. 
The money that passed in the transac- 
tion is said to have gone to the Tim 
Sullivan executors, which will permit 
them to settle his estate, while Con- 
sidine is holding the realty. 

Aaron Jones, who accompanied Loew 
tu the coast, is taking a small part in 
the deal, merely to hold an interest. 
Adolph Zukor, who also went along, 
is interested in the Loew enterprises, 
and through that interest is connected 
with the purchase, it having been a 
general transaction of the Loew Cir- 
cuit. An individual corporation will be 
formed to operate the western houses. 

Through consecutive time that may 
be given from the additional theatres 
on its books, and the routing of an act 
fiom coast to coast and return, with- 
out time lost excepting for necessary 
travel, the Loew people expect that a 
saving may be effected that will repay 
them within a reasonable period for 
the investment made. It looks as 
though the Loew Circuit will need be- 
tween 350 and 400 acts of a fair to 
good grade next season, working con- 
tinuously. Tt is admitted that a great 
many of these must be of "biu time" 
material. The S.-C. shows have rar- 
ried headliners running to $800. 

Joseph M. Schenk will be general 
booking manager of the combined cir- 
cuits. 

Marcus Loew returned to New York 
Sunday 



The OFFICIAL NEWS of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS' UNION and 
ASSOCIATED ACTRESSES OF AMERICA, 



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vLAnsK 



CARLE, WILLIAMS & CO. 

Alt T. Wilton, the vaudeville book- 
ing man, is seeking time for Barrie's 
"Slice of Life" for vaudeville, offer- 
ing Richard Carle, Hattie Williams and 
Co. in it, guaranteeing their appearance 
before the end of the current season. 



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MODERN MINISTRY. 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

Rev. Robert Watson, Presbyterian 
minister, is running a big ad in the 
newspapers, in the theatrical column, 
telling what he is going to have at his 
edifice, the Church of the Covenant. 
Dr. Watson believes in meeting the 
Sunday competition of the theatres by 
advertising the same way. 

Next summer Rev. Watson may run 
his ad on the sporting page. 



SOTHERN IN "CHARLEMAGNE." 

Chicago, April 1. 
E. H. Sothern opened his annual 
engagement at the Garrick Monday 
night in "If I Were King." He was 
greeted by a large and enthusiastic 
house. The advance sale for the en- 
gagement is very large Next week 
he will put on, for the first time on 
any stage, "Charlemagne," a big spec- 
tacular play which has 40 speaking 
parts and an army of supers. 

NOT BOOKING NEXT SEASON 

The United Rooking Offices lias 
made no effort to <tart booking arts 
for next reason, other than a few 
standard turns now in Kuropc who 
muM know whether they can secure a 
r>ute in \nierir;i fai enough in ad 
v.vh-i', -•! cIm- remain in I'urope 

If you don't ml vert Ik* In VAKIF.TV, 
don't advertise at all. 



FIREFLY" IN LONDON 

Otto Hauerbach, author of "The Fire- 
fly," sails for London May 1, to com- 
plete arrangements for his piece to be 
played in the English metropolis, with 
Kmma Trentini starred. 

The theatre has not yet been defi- 
nitely decided upon and will not be 
until the author arrives. 

Trentini receives from Arthur Ham- 
merstein a salary of $1,500 per week 
and a percentage of the profits while 
on the road with the show over here. 



"THE FIRST SIN" NEXT. 

Hammcrstein's is going to get "The 

First Sin" in dance form. It will be 

put on by Emile Agoust, who closed 
at Hammerstein's Sunday with the 
dance "Ma Cherie," which had been 
running there three weeks. 

GENL. MGR. FOR GUS HILL. 

M. T. Middlcton, at one time with 

Wagenhals & Kemper and recently 

manager of the Columbia burlesque 
houses iti Ruffaio, Indianapolis and 
Cincinnati, has been engaged as gen- 
eral manager of the Gus Hill New 
York office and attractions. 



Weber and Fields' Jubilee. 

Another "Jubilee" trip by Weber & 
F r iehls and their company in a pro- 
duction will be started Faster Mon- 
day at Wilmington, Del. 

The same show, all new from book 
to clothes, will later come into New 
York for the summer, probably at the 
Forty-fourth Street Roof, where the 
■■(medians were last season. 



VARIETY 



WAYBURN PRODUCING ABROAD 
"THE H ONEYMO ON EXPRESS" 

Calls it Musical Comedy and Will Be Played at the Oxford, 

London, During this Month. Same Title as Piece 

Staged by Wayburn at Winter Garden, New York, 

Last Year. Lou Hirsch Writing Music 

for Wayburn Show. 



(Special Oamle to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 

Ned Wayburn is producing a miss 
cal comedy called "The Honeymoon 
Express" for Con Conrad and Alf. Zeit- 
lin, opening at the Oxford some time in 
April. 

In the cast will be George Gregory, 
Oscar Schwartz, Stanley Lupino, Anita 
Edish, May Tomlinson, Marie Leonard, 

The book is by George Arthurs, mu- 
sic by Lou Hirsch. 

The title "The Honeymoon Express" 
is the same as that given the Winter 
Garden show last year, now on the 
road, with Al Jolson the principal play- 
er. Mr. Wayburn staged that piece in 
New York for the Shuberts. 



V. A. F.'S IN REVUES 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 
In spite of the V. A. F. (Variety 
Artists' Federation) action against the 
Revues, the following well known 
members of the organization are inter- 
ested in them financially: Sanford and 
Lyons, Arthur Reece, Dave Ottole, 
Bill Hargreaves (in a show called 
"Town Topics"), Harry Tate and Wal 
Pink (in "Irish and Proud Of It"), 
which opened big at Surrey this week. 



VAUDEVILLE FOR LEGITIMATE. 

(Special Cable to Varistt.) 

Paris, April 1. 

Henri Dorville, the comic of the 
Olympia, has signed for three years 
at the Chatelet theatre. Jane Marnac 
is engaged for five years at the 
Theatre des Varietes. Fernand Frey is 
also in negotiations for the same house. 

Vilbert is listed for a part in the 
revival of "The Arlesienne" at the 
Odeon. 



SCOTTO OPERA OFF. 

{Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 
The operetta "L'Indesirable," by 
Scotto, will not be given at tl.e Ba-Ta- 
Clan this season. Mme. Rasimi has 
arranged to mount another revue by 
Charley and Celval shortly, to replace 
the present show, which has had a 
splendid run. 



CONDUCTORS' SYNDICATE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 
Les Chefs d'Orchestre of the various 
French theatres have formed a union. 
The new syndicate of conductors will 
be recognized by the managers. Ca- 
mille Chevillard is president. 



INSISTS ON STAR PLAYERS. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 

Charles Hawtrey has secured from 

Cohan & Harris the English rights to 



George M. Cohan's dramatization of 
"Seven Keys to Baldpate." 

Negotiations were on for Edward 
Laurillard, who is producing "Potash 
& Perlmutter" in London, to secure 
the English rights to "Baldpate," to 
be presented at the Prince of Wales', 
but Cohan has not been altogether 
satisfied with the casting of his pieces 
in London and demanded a star. 



MARRIAGE AND MORAL PLAY. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Berlin, April 1. 

At the Deutsches Kuenstler theatre, 
Hans Ryser's four-act play, "Erziehung 
zur Liebe," first prohibited by the po- 
lice commissioner, had a big and partly 
enthusiastic success. 

The play, although treating of the 
break in marriage, is moral. 



FINAL REVUE DOES POORLY. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 

The revue at the Gaite Rochechouart, 
produced March 28, is by Max Linder 
and Aghion, has for its title "Elle est 

de " (probably inspired by one of 

Fragson's last songs). 

This is announced as the last of 
the season at Mme. Varlet's popular 
little house. It went poorly. The first 
portion shows the artists rushing 
across Paris and finally entering the 
stage through the auditorium. The 
idea is stale. 



NEW OPERETTE NOT SO GOOD. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Berlin, April 1. 

The Thalia's new Jean Gilbert 

operette, "When Spring Comes," is not 

half as pood as "The Queen of the 

Movies." The music lacks invention. 



"PSYCHE" REVIVED. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 

Moliere's five-act tragedy-ballet, 
"Psyche" (first given in 1671), has just 
been revived at the Odeon, with the 
original music of Lulli, and is an in- 
teresting production. 



ALCAZAR MANAGEMENT. 

i Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 

Eugene Heros. the present manager 

of the Scala, will be the tenant of the 

Alcazar d'Ete this coming season. A 

revue by Elers will probably be 

mounted. 



New Apollo, Paris, Directors. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 

M. and Mme. Maillard, who run the 
Casino at Royan (France) form the 
new direction of the Apollo, Paris. 

The policy of the house will not be 
changed, and operetta will continue. 



PARIS RECEIPTS FAIR. 

(Special OeMp to VARTETY.) 

Paris, April 1. 

The takings at the Paris houses re- 
main good, though not up to higti- 
water mark for the season. Only the 
river Seine shows a rise. But busi- 
ness is fair. The following are the 
receipts for Sunday night (considered 
the best night of the week): 

Chatelet (Diable a Quatre), $1,409; 
Sarah Bernhardt (Dame aux Came- 
lias), $1,297; Alhambra, $1,250; Folies 
Bergere (revue), $1,088; Vaudeville 
(Belle A venture), $970; Moulin Rouge 
(new show: "Orgie a Babylone"), $1,- 
140; Palais Royal (Deux Canards) 
$699; Bouffes (Pelerine Ecossaise), 
$440; Gymnase (Five Frankforters), 
$610; Ambigu (Epervier), $839; Porte 
St. Martin (Cyrano de Bergerac), 
$419; Gaite (Danseuse de Tanagra), 
$531; Antoine (Grande Famille), $570; 
Scala (revue), $892; Ba-Ta-Clan (re- 
vue), $645; Odeon (Bourgeois aux 
Champs), $365; Apollo (La Mascotte), 
$266; Cigale (revue), $604; Olympia 
(revue), $740; Imperial (mixed), $145. 



MOISSI, HIGHEST SALARIED. 

* (Special Cable to Variety.) 

Berlin, April 1. 
Alexander Moissi is now the highest 
paid actor in Germany. Prof. Rein- 
hardt pays him an annual salary of 
Mk. 100,000 ($25,000). Moissi will play 
"CEdypus" in the antique arena at 
Verona, this arena holding 50,000 per- 
sons. Moissi, an Italian by birth, will 
play in the Italian language. 



HEARN & BONITA BUY RELEASE 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 
Lew Hearn and Bonita, dissatisfied 
at the Gaiety, have bought their re- 
lease of their three years' contract with 
George Edwardes for $2,500. 

They finish at the Gaiety in two 
weeks. 



COMING LONDON SHOWS 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 

The productions scheduled for pres- 
entation in London are as follows: 
April 23, "The Clever Ones" (Wynd- 
hams); 21st. "My Lady's Dress" 
(Royalty); 21st, "Mile. Tra La La" 
(Lyric); 11th "Lights o' London" 
(Aldwych). 

Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," which 
had a successful run in Vienna, but 
not yet seen in London, will be put on 
here April 11. Sir Herbert Tree will 
have the title role. 



"Broadway Jones" Moving. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 

"Broadway Jones" will move shortly 
from the Prince of Wales to the 
Lyceum. Tt couldn't hold enough 
money to pay a profit at the former 
house. 

"Potash and Perlmutter" replaces it 
Easter Mondav. 



"Redheads" Before Revue. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 
"Redheads" has been booked for the 
Palace preceding the opening of the 
big Revue there. 

If Ton don't advertlM In VARIETY, 
don't ndTortloo *t alL 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East 14th street, New York: 

March 26, Lorna Toots Pounds and 
Co. (Cedric); 

April 7, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ritchie, 
Caits Bros. (Mauretania). 

March 22 (for South America), 3 
Benajeans, Emilienne Benajean, Miss 
Florens and partner, Miss Nelly's 
troupe. 



(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 
March 28, Jackson Family (cycle), 
(Cameronia). 

March 28, J. W. Tippett, George 
Perry (Mauretania). 

(Special Cable to Variety.* 

Paris, April 1. 
March 27 (for Buenos Aires), Kauf- 
man Sisters. 



BUTTS FIRST EMPIRE SHOW 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

At the Empire, Alfred Butt's first 
booking, "A Mixed Grill," which 
opened in the provinces for a few 
weeks is a good, funny show, strictly 
London in caliber. 

Cast includes Fred Farren, John 
Humphries and Ida Crispi as features. 

Business started well. 



GOING TO SOUTH AMERICA. 
(Speeial Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 

The present "Revue de l'Amour," by 
Moreau and Quinel, being withdrawn 
this week from the Folies Bergere, is 
booked for a tour of South America, 
and the stuff is being shipped April 3 
from Southampton. 

There is no truth in the report pub- 
lished in the French press and going 
around theatrical circles that the Re- 
vue is to be sent to America. 



ACTING SAVES COMEDY. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 1. 

Charles Hawtrey opened in "Things 

We'd Like to Know," a comedy, at the 

Apollo. It is only saved by the good 

acting. 



SIMILAR PLOTS ON SAME BILL. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 1. 

"L'Envolee," by Gaston Devore, was 
presented at the Comedie Francaise 
March 30 and poorly received. It is 
well played by Mmes. Sorel, Lara, 
Devoyod, Mme. Raphael Duflos, Du- 
launay, LeRoy. 

On the same bill is a curtain raiser, 
"Les Deux Couverts," by Sacha Guitry, 
the successful young playwright actor. 
His latest "sketch" is infinitely bet- 
ter than the one he handed the Mar- 
igny two seasons ago and went fairly. 

Both plots are on the modern chil- 
dren's ingratitude towards their par- 
ents. 



"YELLOW JACKET*' FAILS. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Berlin, April 1. 

At the Kammerspiele, "The Yellow 
Jacket" interested at first through the 
Chinese manner of stage setting, where 
a chair pyramid represented mountains, 
emptying a paper bag meant snow, etc., 
but when the nfvelty wore off the audi- 
ence lost interest 



VARIETY 



NO CHANGE IN VAUDEVILLE 
THROUGH DEATH OF B. F. KEITH 

His End Prepared for in the Disposition of Vast Business 

Interests. E. F. Albee Continues Commanding Figure 

in "Big Time" Affairs. Keith Estimated Worth 

Between Eight and Ten Millions. 



The death of B. F. Keith at Palm 
Beach, Florida, last Thursday, has 
brought about no changes of immedi- 
ate concern to the profession, although 
the deceased was the leading figure 
in vaudeville, a position he had main- 
tained for many years, while slowly 
but surely gaining absolute control of 
the "big time" branch which he was 
particularly interested in. 

To this end Mr. Keith was ably 
seconded by E. F. Albee, and it was 
due to Mr. Albee's complete mastery 
of the conditions and his knowledge 
that the death of so important a 
showman as Mr. Keith could occur 
without causing even a ripple on the 
running order of "big time." When 
it was reported some weeks ago Mr. 
Keith was in ill health at his Florida 
home, preparations were made looking 
toward the disposition of his theatri- 
cal properties to avoid any confusion 
at his death. These were carried out, 
it is said, and Mr. Keith is reported to 
have disposed of his wealth, all gained 
in show business and estimated be- 
tween eight and ten millions of dollars, 
before the end came. The bulk of the 
Keith properties were turned over to 
A. Paul Keith, his son, and Mr. Albee, 
Mr. Keith thereby giving an expres- 
sion of the great confidence he had 
ever imposed in his general manager. 

Albee will continue to operate the 
"big time," including the Keith 
houses, and the other lines now con- 
nected with it as long as he cares to. 
It is not expected A. Paul Keith will 
become more active in the manage- 
ment than he has been, while Albee 
is at the helm. 

At the time of Mr. Keith's recent 
marriage to Miss Chase of Washing- 
ton, it is said a sum was settled upon 
Mrs. Keith in lieu of all dower rights, 
and this was reported at the time as 
either $1,500,000 or $2,000,000. The 
Fifth Avenue theatre and Harlem 
opera house, both in New York and 
owned by Keith, were said to have 
been transferred to A. Paul at the 
same time by his father. 

B. F. Keith started vaudeville and 
kept it going, until it reached the 
limits where to protect himself and 
his properties, also the vaudeville 
business, he and his chief aide, Albee, 
had to continually devote their time 
and attention to gain the control of 
the "bigytime," Keith having the most 
money of any individual represented 
in it. 

Contrary to the general impression, 
Mr. Keith was active in his affairs 
up to his death, and was very alert on 
any theatrical subject. 

Keith was one of the very few big 
men who started something lhat grew 
and lived to see himself at the head 
of it at death. He was always a 
vaudeville leader, and his name, while 



E. F. Albee is at the head of the 
United Booking Offices, will hold any 
rebellious spirit in check the same as 
it always has done in the past. 

All theatres in the country, bearing 
the Keith name closed for the Monday 
matinee of this week as a mark of 
respect to the man who had made 
them possible. 

Boston, April 1. 

The body of Benjamin Franklin 
Keith is to be interred in the Keith 
family lot in the Newton Cemetery 
beside his mother and sister, this hav- 
ing been one of his last requests to 
his son, A. Paul Keith. The body 
was placed in a receiving vault at 
the conclusion of the funeral services 
Monday, temporarily. 

The seryice was brief but impressive, 
comprising reading from the Scrip- 
tures by the Rev. Edward A. Horton, 
chaplain of the Massachusetts Senate, 
a prayer and singing by the Meister- 
singers, one of the feature vaudeville 
acts favored by the theatrical magnate. 

Members of the family at the funeral 
included Mr. Keith's son, A. Paul 
Keith. The funeral was strictly pri- 
vate, not over 60 persons being pres- 
ent. A large number who would have 
liked to have been there were kept 
away through this. 

Among those who attended the ser- 
vices besides the son and the widow 
were Charles P. Keith (a brother), 
Mrs. Charles P. Keith, Walter Cook, 
E. F. Albee, Mrs. E. F. Albee, Sam 
K. Hodgdon, D. F. Hennessy, Maurice 
Goodman, John J. Murdock, Walter 
Cook, Mrs. John J. Murdock, P. F. 
Nash, Harry T. Jordan, Mrs. Sam H. 
Hodgdon, Martin Beck, Carl D. Loth- 
rop, M. A. Shea, E. M. Robinson, 
Reid Albee, Miss Ethel Keith Albee, 
Frank Vincent, F. F. Proctor, Walter 
L. Collins, John P. Gorman, Robert 
G. Larsen, Miss Goodman, J. J. Burk, 
Harvey Watkins. 

The Vaudeville Comedy Club was 
represented by a committee consisting 
of Johnny Johnston, Thomas J. Gray 
and James J. Morton. 



PRINCESS, ST. LOUIS, CLOSING 

St. Louis, April 1. 
The Princess is closing to the regu- 
lar Sullivan-Considine road shows 
after this Saturday. 



USING LAUDER'S NAME 

Pittsfield, Mass., April 1. 
There is a vaudeville act at the 
Union Square theatre this week, billed 
as "Harry Lauder's Scotch Heathers." 
The "Harry Lauder" is the most prom- 
inent in the billing. 

The house is booked by Freeman 
Bernstein, of New York. 

If r*o d«n't sdTcrtlM t» VAKIETT, 
don't sdTertlM M alL 



METROPOLE IS V. C. C.'S 

A Tease was entered into this week 
by the Vaudeville Comedy Club for the 
former Metrople hotel. It runs op- 
tionally, according to report, for 63 
years, with the annual rental for the 
first period of $15,000. Possession will 
be taken May 1. The old Metropole 
has 70 rooms and two elevators. It 
was built as and for a hotel a few 
years ago. The Rosenthal murder, 
which happened outside its doors, 
ended all prospects for profit in the 
Metropole. 

Negotiations with the Greenroom 
Club to combine with the Comedy Club 
were of no avail. The V. C. C. asked 
the Greenroom to guarantee 400 new 
members. This the latter was unable 
to do, or any quantity approaching 
that number. The V. C. C. has be- 
tween 400 and 500 members on its roll. 
Its present quarters on West Forty- 
fourth street will likely be subleased. 



UNION DECIDES FOR TANGUAY. 

Chicago, April 1. 

Eva Tanguay had a half-hour 
wrangle with the local musicians' union 
last week during her layoff, the result 
of a complaint lodged against the cy- 
clonic one by Roy Barton, her former 
musical director and the accompanist 
to Johnny Ford. 

While playing Laurence, Kan., Miss 
Tanguay posted the stereotyped two 
weeks' notice. After a short rest in 
Chicago the comedienne decided to re- 
open, and in compiling her roster ne- 
glected to include Barton. He asked 
two extra weeks' salary. Miss Tan- 
guay couldn't see it and after a satis- 
factory explanation to the local union 
secured a verdict in her favor. 



PLIMMER BOOKING MAN. 

Walter Plimmer has been engaged 
as booking manager for the Amalga- 
mated Vaudeville Agency, and will en- 
ter upon his duties next Monday. 



NUGENT GIVES "BIRTHRIGHT." 

Chicago, April 1. 
J. C. Nugent produced a new sketch 
last week at the Wilson Avenue thea- 
tre called "The Birthright," putting it 
on for one performance only. The 
engagement was merely to test the 
possibilities of the theme, which is a 
bit daring, although exceptionally well 
constructed in this instance. 



Not the Same Nance O'Neil. 
Los Angeles, April 1. 
Nance O'Neil, a vaudeville artist (no 
kin to the dramatic star of that name) 
was revenged this week when she suc- 
ceeded in having Adam Hunter jailed 
for "mashing." 



Cronin Charged With Abduction. 
Cleveland, April 1. 

Promises of a career on the stage 
induced Edith Schubert, 17, of Brook- 
field, 111., to run away from home with 
Joseph Cronin. The career on the 
stage, however, was never begun, and 
the little Brookfield girl was rescued 
by her parents, who found her in 
Cleveland. 

Cronin is being held in the local jail 
awaiting trial for abduction. He was 
associated with the management of a 
small theatre in Chicago. 



ALICE LLOYD HEADLINING. 

Before the tour of her travelling road 
show closed at Plainfield, N. J., last 
Saturday night, Alice Lloyd had been 
engaged to re-enter vaudeville, and will 
once more start to headline bills, open- 
ing at the Temple, Detroit, Monday, 
April 6. The following week Miss 
Lloyd will play the Temple, Rochester, 
appearing consecutively thereafter at 
the Colonial, New York; Keith'*, 
Philadelphia; Orpheum, Brooklyn, anl 
Alhambra, New York. The vaudeville 
engagements were made through Jeui 
Jacobs, Miss Lloyd receiving $1,50! 
weekly, g 

The b/ief vaudeville run will defc 
Miss Lloyd's proposed visit to Eng- 
land. It is also reported she has bee* 
persuaded to reconsider an intention 
to retire from the stage this season 
to accept a long vaudeville contract for 
'14-'15 that will again carry her fro:;, 
the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast, . 
the bigger houses. 

Frank Fogarty, who had been trave\ 
ling with the Lloyd show as a feature 
returns to vaudeville April 13, at om 
of the Keith houses. 



FOX LEASES BEDFORD. 

The Bedford, Brooklyn, in the mar- 
ket for lease for some time, is reported 
to have been taken by William Fox, at 
$40,000 yearly. It has been playing 
vaudeville booked through the Family 
Department of the U. B. O. 



NICHOLS SISTERS WITH LOEW. 

The Nichols Sisters, playing in 
blackface and a well-known big time 
turn, open on the Loew circuit next 
Monday. 

Edgar Atchingson Ely, in "Billy's 
Tombstones," also from big time, 
starts the Loew chain the same day. 

Jules Delmar "captured" the acts for 
the Loew office. 



A PRIEST COMPOSER. 

Cleveland, April 1. 

Cleveland has a composer — priest — 
Father Francis L. Clovis — who is 
rapidly coming to the front as a song- 
writer. Cecil Fanning, when he comes 
to the Hippodrome on April 19, will 
sing two of this Cleveland composer's 
selections. 

Songs by Father Clovis have been 
heard at small local musical affairs for 
several weeks. He came here from 
Italy three years ago. 



GIRL FALLS FOR A DANCER. 

Kansas City, April 1. 

Margaret Ranger, a Minneapolis so- 
ciety girl, says Leon Howard's danc- 
ing in vaudeville made her so "daffy" 
she just had to follow him around. 
Now they're both under arrest here 
until the girl's parents can be heard 
from. 

Miss Ranger says she followed 
Howard here from Minneapolis just 
lecause she was in love with his light 
stepping. 



Juliette Dika Reappearing. 

Fresh from a musical comedy en- 
gagement, Juliette Dika will reappear 
in vaudeville April 20, at the Alhambra, 
New York. 



VARIETY 



SEVENTY MINUTE TANK ACT 

GETS YANKEE TEST IN BOSTON 



it 



The Lake of the Amazons", Which Jos. Hart Brought 

From London, Receives "Try Out" in the Hub. Ten 

Persons in Turn With Big Water Climax. Two 

Expensive Tanks Necessary For Bigger Circuit 

Travels. U. B. O. Has Similar Act. 



WEBER & EVANS SPLITTING. 

From reports about it seems the 
agency firm of Weber & Evans will dis- 
solve very shortly, perhaps next week. 
Frank Evans is to retire, it is said, and 
Harry Weber continue the business. 

The concern was first organized as 
Albee, Weber & Evans, the other mem- 
ber having been Reed Albee, who left 
the agency connection some time ago. 



Boston, April 1. 

"The Lake of the Amazons," staged 
at the National, seems to be nothing 
more nor less than a tryout by Joseph 
Hart of a modification of the tank act 
which he has American rights to and 
which was used on a big scale at the 
Hippodrome. If Hart is planning to 
send it out on a circuit as a big time 
feature act he will have to use two 
expensive tanks, as the minimum time 
for installation would appear to be at 
least 36 hours. 

The United Booking Offices has 
out at present an act which resembles 
Hart's closely, except that a different 
method is utilized in "passing" the 
girls from the water after their dis- 
appearance beneath the surface. 

Ten persons are used in the turn, 
one male role being that of Neptune, 
eight spangled girls and one panto- 
mime part. 

The descent is by stairs, and the 
water, which takes three-quarters stage, 
is shallow except at the point of de- 
scent, where there are 15 steps before 
the air chambers are reached in which 
they are "passed." 

As presented, the act runs at least 
70 minutes and is a big advertising 
possibility. Trained girls are not re- 
quired. | 

The reading matter is taken from a 
London act under another name and 
tells an elaborate story of Neptune 
claiming a girl from a township each 
year as tribute, and how the Amazons 
plunge into the depths of the lake, 
rescue the girl and bring her to the 
shores again. 



THE LUKBNS DIVORCED. 

Reading, Pa., April 1. 

Margaret J. Luken is suing Augus- 
tus J. Luken, of the Four Lukens, for 
a divorce. Testimony was brought out 
in the proceedings that Luken had 
been guilty of abuses, some in public. 
Attorney Tyson, acting as master, 
recommended that on this evidence the 
divorce be granted. 

The Lukens were married March 25, 
1905, in London. 



ARRESTED AS BANK ROBBER. 

Atlanta, April 1. 

Edward Marshall, known in vaude- 
ville as "The Great Rhynata," a magi- 
cian, is under arrest here as the bandit 
who held up a negro savings bank last 
week. 

Local theatrical folk are trying to 
raise a $10,000 bond for him. 



PROTECTING PUBLISHERS. 

As indicated in Variktv some time 
ago, the music pMblishers of New York 
have finally been compelled to estab- 
lish an inform.il association for their 
protection against the various forms 
of hold-up to which they are being 
constantly subjt jtcd. They are getting 



together now on an exchange of names 
of those who borrow money on vari- 
ous pretexts, and the various trades 
allied with the business which makes 
a point of getting up "benefits" for 
the "blackjacking" of the publishers 
into purchasing blocks of tickets. 



GRACE LA RUE, SINGLE. 

Chicago, April 1. 
Grace La Rue will appear in vaude- 
ville April 13, at the Palace, here, 
booked by Alf T. Wilton. She will do 
a single turn. 

Miss La Rue plays the New York 
Palace April 27. 



MARIE LLOYD'S SAILING DATE. 

Los Angeles, April 1. 
May 30 is the date selected for Marie 
Lloyd for her homeward trip. She 
opened at the local Orpheum Theatre 
this week on her tour of the Orpheum 
circuit. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 1. 

Sentiment in the matter of Marie 
Lloyd and her troubles in America is 
undergoing somewhat of a change 
here. The popular opinion about the 
annoyances of Marie in America is 
that she should have returned to Eng- 
land if not receiving what she con- 
sidered decent treatment over there. 



SLIPPER MAKES WEDDING. 

Pittsburgh, April 1. 

A dancing pump which flew from 
the foot of an acrobat in the Orpheum 
theatre in Sharon (Pa.) two months 
ago and hit an attractive young 
woman resulted in a romance which 
led to the marriage of the two in 
Pittsburgh. T^he girl is Edna Dresh 
and the acrobat, Edward S. Fanton, 
of New York. 

After the wedding the pair was 
arrested because the girl is only 19 
years old and the father objected. 
Later the mother came to the county 
jail and forgave the couple. 



ADMISSION GOING UP. 

Chicago, April 1. 
There appears to be a tendency 
among the popular priced vaudeville 
houses to raise prices. At McVicker's 
now, the entire lower floor sells at 35 
cents, and the main floor at the Great 
Northern Hip is 20 cents. 



Down on the Ohio River. 

Wheeling, W. Va., April 1. 

The Rex Amusement Companv, 
composed of merchants of East Liver- 
pool and Steubenville, O., is to oper- 
ate a chain of vaudeville houses along 
the Ohio River. 

The company now holding posses- 
sion of theatres in East Liverpool and 
Steubenville, plan to open houses in 
Bellaire, Martin's Ferry and Marietta. 



Using Tabloid Stocks. 

Chicago, April 1. 
George H. Webster, who enjoys a 
small vaudeville monopoly on the 
northwest, has placed a number of 
tabloid stock companies up in that 
country and plans to place a dozen or 
more in the same section during the 
early summer. Webster is now repre- 
sented in stock at St. Paul, Minot, 
Williston, Grand Forks, and at the 
Grand theatre in Chicago, where the 
Ethel Alton Players are offering dra- 
matic tabs. Webster books the stock 
company in for four and eight-week 
runs, playing them as a vaudeville act 
at a net salary, rounding out the show 
with single and double turns where 
necessary. 



Keith Houses Closing Early. 

It seems to be pretty definitely set- 
tled that the Keith houses in New 
York will close earlier than usual this 
spring, and some of the local managers 
are casting about for feature pictures 
to be used as summer attractions. 

The report thus far is that they find 
a dearth of film material suitable for 
presentation in regular playhouses. 



Dressing Circus People. 

The ladies' wear firm for the show 
business, Gould & Co., of the Putnam 
Building, went into a new field this 
week, when it accepted orders for sev- 
eral of the people with the Barnum- 
Bailey circus at Madison Square Gar- 
den for ring wardrobe. 

The same firm of late has been doing 
production work, it having outfitted 
the "Mme. Moselle" Company with 
clothes. 



Tensely Dramatic Sketch Shown. 
Bridgeport, April 1. 

Edna Archer Crawford and David 
Hamilton rehearsed and opened with 
?. new tabloid drama, "The Turn of 
The Road," at the Plaza this week. 
Written by Aaron Ross and staged 
by Miss Crawford, the piece h tensely 
dramatic, presenting a new phase of 
the eternal triangle, 

The action is sustained and closes 
with an unexpected melodramatic fin- 
ish. It was presented in a finished 
manner. Some contemplated changes 
will be made. 



DRY SUNDAYS IN OHIO. 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

Despite the fact that when Chester 
Park opens Sunday no liquor can be 
sold at Chester Park or other Ohio 
summer resorts, Manager Martin is 
confident he will make just as much 
money as ever. 

The new state law forbids the sale 
of liquor anywhere on the Sabbath. 



FRANK KEENEY BUILDING 

Frank A. Keeney is going to build 
in his own home town, Brooklyn. Con- 
firmation of the report he would erect 
a big house, seating 2,450 on Livings- 
ton street, facing Hanover place (di- 
rectly opposite the Montauk theatre) 
and extending back to Schermerhorn 
street, came Wednesday from Keeney. 
Keeney has purchased the site, out- 
right, the deal involving a half million 
(".ulars. 

Work is expected to start May 1, 
tht house to be ready for a pop vaude- 
vi le policy as in vogue at Keeney's 
jVewark theatre some time in Novem- 
ber next. William E. Lehman, the 
Newark architect, who designed the 
Newark house, has drawn the plans 
and specifications for the new Brook- 
lyn theatre. Architect Lehman has 
also drawn plans for a new Keeney 
theatre to be built on South Pearl 
street, Albany, the site being between 
the present Proctor theatres in that 
town. 



DELAY IN UPLIFTING. 

Chicago, April 1. 

Vaudeville is to undergo some extra 
uplifting, this time at the hands of 
John A. Hensel of Milwaukee, an in- 
ventor and educator who has some 
nifty ideas of his own about the high 
cost of living. Hensel originally in- 
tended to become Mayor of Milwaukee, 
but changed his mind last week and 
withdrew from the race to assure the 
re-election of the present Mayor. 
With lots of time on his hands he 
decided to emulate Mayor Shank and 
has turned to vaudeville. His feature 
spiel is about his favorite invention- 
how to put an end to poverty and star- 
vation. It explains how to eliminate 
the middle-man, necessitating direct 
dealing between the producer and con- 
sumer. Hensel's plans were immense, 
but he made a misplay in explaining 
his intention to the ten percenters to 
whom he applied for an opening, and 
up to Wednesday of this week hadn't 
connected. 

Among other wonderful inventions, 
Hensel has plans to reduce the price 
of bread to a cent a loaf, and a new 
invention for converting garbage into 
food, alcohol and fertilizer. 



OBJECTORS TAKEN CARE OF. 

The final formation of the Song- 
writers and Publishers' Association is 
about to be consummated. It was held 
up until this week, owing to the threat 
of Louis Bernstein, Leo Feist and 
Harry Von Tilzer to form an opposi- 
tion organization. 

The objection of the trio of pub- 
lishers was that the publishers did not 
have equal representation with the 
song writers on the board of directors. 
The malcontents were elected to the 
board and thus appeased. 



Madeline Delmar is ill at her home 
in Detroit. 

If you don't advertlM In VARIETY. 
don't advertise at alL 



Split Policy Breaks Even. 

The Harlem opera house is about 
breaking even on its present policy of 
pictures during the greater part of the 
week and pop vaudeville on Saturdays 
and Sundays. 

Business is nothing to speak of at 
the Union Square, and a number of 
changes are expected to be made there 
which may send the house into the 
winning column. 



VARIETY 



BURLESQUE CERTAIN SOUTH 

BY O PENING NEXT SEASON 

Looks Like Progressive Wheel, As Previously Reported in 

Variety, But Nothing Definite Given Out. Six Weeks 

Have Been Settled Upon, With Another Possible. 

Two "Split Weeks" Among Them. 



As recently forecasted in Variety-, 
the South is to have burlesque next 
season. The men promoting the South- 
ern invasion of burlecue decline right 
now to give out the circuit furnishing 
the attractions, but everything seems 
to favor the Progressives. 

Six weeks have been routed up with 
a seventh probable. The cities to have 
this burlesque embrace Memphis, Bir- 
mingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, with 
Mobile and Montgomery making a 
"split week. The talked of "seventh 
week" will be a split between Rich- 
mond and Norfolk. 

Ed. A. Schiller and Jake Wells have 
come to terms over the houses in the 
above cities, and the plan is now to 
open the burlesque season in each 
house Labor Day next. 

Schiller, who has been in New York 
completing the final arrangements with 
Wells and the burlesque heads, re- 
turned south Thursday afternoon, 
where the newspaper men in the pro- 
posed line of burlesque were waiting 
for him in anticipation of the late news 
on the situation. 

Schiller is interested with Wells in 
the Nashville and Birmingham house, 
but is in on the New Orleans end alone. 

Definite plans are expected to be 
made on the class of attractions later. 



NON-SUPPORT, GETS DIVORCE. 

Cleveland, April 1. 

Mrs. Eugenia Latty Drew, daughter 
of H. T. Latty, wealthy manufacturer, 
has just been granted a divorce from 
George M. Drew, son of George Drew, 
of the firm of Drew & Campbell. 

Non-support was the ground upon 
which the divorce was secured. Young 
Drew, it was brought out, spent $85,- 
000 of his wife's money during the last 
five years. He now is preparing to 
engage in the theatrical business with 
his father. 



GEORGE STONE ACQUITTED 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

George Stone was acquitted to-day 
on the charge of killing Max Abbott. 
The jury was out seven minutes. The 
trial started Monday. Stone pleaded 
self defense. A witness for the State 
testified the Abbott crowd went after 
Stone after he left the theatre, and 
Stone warned Abbott to stand back. 

Justifying himself, Stone said he had 
fired a gun in the shooting gallery, 
after running into it when leaving the 
theatre, to frighten Abbott. The bul- 
let struck and killed Abbott, who was 
with the same burlesque company 
Stone and his wife were playing in. 
Mrs. Stone threw her arms around 
her husband's neck in the court room 
in joy upon hearing the jury's verdict. 

The trouble started, according to the 
testimony, when an auditor threw a 
quarter upon the stage. Mrs. Stone 
placed hrr foot upon it. and said Ab- 



1>ott kicked her ankle. Words fol- 
lowed between Stone and Abbott, with 
the latter threatening to "do up" Stone. 
The fight continued into the street 
alter the performance. 



RAILWAY BUYS GARDEN SITE. 

Buffalo, April 1. 
As a result of a deal between the 
International Railway Company and 
the Cary and Fargo estates, owners of 
the Garden theatre site, the property 
will pass into the possession of the 
railway company within a few days. 
An unofficial estimate of the amount 
involved in the transaction is $300,000. 
The theatre has a lease on the prop- 
erty, with three more years to run. It 
is the intention of the railway com- 
pany to build a new interburban sta- 
tion on the site with office accommoda- 
tions for the International and other 
business concerns. 



EVANGELIST AT THEATRE. 

St. Louis, April 1. 

Society women and church workers 
and others rarely seen in a burlesque 
theatre went to the Gayety (the Pro- 
gressive Wheel house) Sunday between 
afternoon and evening performances to 
hear Elinor Stafford Miller, Australian 
evangelist. 

With the noonday Lenten services 
at the Columbia and "The Life of Our 
Saviour" pictures at the Shubert, the 
theatres are filled with Lenten atmos- 
phere. The plot-drama, "Creation," 
has been running for more than a 
month at the Victoria and the engage- 
ment has been extended. 



CLOSES GLADSTONE. 

Kansas City, April 1. 
E. P. Churchill is having trouble 
again. Churchill leased the new Glad- 
stone theatre a short time ago and 
started in with picture shows. Last 
week H. G. Hiatt, the owner, who says 
the rent has been slow, closed the 
house. He and Churchill had a little 
fist wrangle about the affair, but it 
ended without much damage. 



AL REEVES MUST MEAN IT. 

Al Reeves might take a chance on 
almost anything, but he wouldn't kid 
the Brooklyn Eagle, principally be- 
cause the Eagle, like Al, makes Brook- 
lyn its steady place of living. 

But lately the paper gave a column 
to the burlesque manager's intention 
to quit show business, and told every- 
thing about him excepting how much 
he's worth. 



Married on the Stage. 

St. Louis, April 1. 
A news dispatch from Duquoin states 
that Jack Kohler, one of the Hall 
Players, and a St. Louisan, were mar- 
ried on the stage of the Grand theatre 
to Leda McGlasson, of Cairo, III. 



INCREASING CAPITAL STOCK. 

The following notice has been sent 
out by the Columbia Amusement 
Company regarding a proposed in- 
crease of its capital stock: 

"A special meeting of the stock- 
holders of the Columbia Amusement 
Co. has been called for Monday, 
April 13, to consider increasing the 
capital stock of the corporation from 
$185,000 to $500,000. Application for 
this increase will be made to the Sec- 
retary of State as soon as authorized. 

"The Columbia Amusement Co. is 
at present operating 44 theatres, all 
located in the principal cities of the 
United States and Canada, and an 
equal number of burlesque companies 
playing the same. 

"It is the purpose of the Columbia 
Amusement Co. to broaden its oper- 
ations by the addition of a large num- 
ber of theatres and companies which 
shall be conducted similarly to those 
at present controlled by the corpor- 
ation, except that the scale of prices 
in some of the houses will be some- 
what lower. Important progress has 
already been made in this direction. 
Many of the desired theatres have 
'been secured and plans are well under 
way for the completion of the com- 
panies that will appear in them. 

"This will mean that the Columbia 
Amusement Co. will control upward 
of 75 theatres and burlesque organiza- 
tions,, making the 'largest chain of 
theatres and attractions in the world 
operated by one concern. 

"The $315,000 increase in the capi- 
tal stock will be devoted to the con- 
summation of the project." 

The increase of capital stock for the 
Columbia Circuit is for the purpose of 
projecting the second wheel. At the 
Columbia offices this week it was said 
a full announcement concerning the 
new wheel, with its layout and details, 
would be given out by May 1. 



FORCING PROGRESSIVE? 

Cleveland, April 1. 

Drew & Campbell, owners of the 
Star (Eastern burlesque wheel), have 
handed an ultimatum to the Progres- 
sive Wheel management. Unless the 
Progressives withdraw from Cleveland 
or get into the Eastern wheel circuit, 
a new theatre will be erected in Cleve- 
land this summer for housing bur- 
lesque on the second circuit of the 
Columbia Amusement Company. 

Announcecmnt of the firm's inten- 
tions was not made public, but it has 
come to Variktv direct from head- 
quarters. 

The owners of the Star also own the 
Colonial and have an option on the 
Euclid Avenue theatre property. 

In New York it is said Campbell & 
Drew, of Cleveland, will build a new 
theatre out there for the Columbia's 
big circuit, while the present stand is 
to be used for the second wheel the 
Columbia is forming. 



Corse Payton in Rockaway. 

Corse Payton has leased a new thea- 
tre at Far Rockaway, L. I., and has 
just been completed by Brooklyn cap- 
ital. Corse expects to open with stock 
there within a few weeks and run all 
summer, providing the goin^ is k°o<1- 



BERNSTEIN'S COUNTRY HOME. 

"Eh, you, come up and see me 
where I live in Mt. Vernon," sa»u 
Freeman Bernstein Monday morning 
as he sent out his silk hat Tor a new 
lustre. "You see this hat is holding 
over from Sunday. I always wear it 
in Mt. Vernon on Sundays, for thft 
gives the people up there I do business 
with lots of confidence in me. So far 
I have paid every bill they sent, but 
you know me kid, for every dollar I'm 
putting into Mt. Vernon I'm going to 
take out three before I quit. 

"It's all right, this paying your bill* 
though I ain't crazy about the schema. 
You ought to see me walking down to 
the depot in the morning, everyone 
standing in the doors saying, "Good 
morning, Mr. Bernstein, going to busi- 
ness?' and I say, 'How are you this 
fine morningj?' just as though I am 
used to being called Mistc 

"You've got to come up and see me. 
This don't go for publication, because 
if the guys around here knew I had & 
country home they would either be 
borrowing more money or making nv» 
pay what I owe them, so don't say any- 
thing in the paper, but I've got some 
little place up there. A house of 16 
rooms, six dogs, a flock of hens that 
lay eggs branded *F. B.' two horses, 
one machine, garage, hennery and t> 
cupalo on the house for a lookout. I'm 
in the cupalo most all the time whet* 
I'm home watching who's coming 
down the road, for I'm always afraid 
someone will show up who knows me 
and tell the town people. 

"What do you think of that idea o* 
training the chickens to lay eggs with 
my brand on them? Guess that ain't 
a nifty, eh? The neighbors up there 
want to know how I do it, but I won't 
tell 'em. You've got to keep our 
business to yourself in these small 
places. Mt. Vernon think's I'm a 
banker. I ain't told nobody I'm in the 
show business, for I'm building up a 
credit that when I blow the town 
ought to be good for a lot of money. 

"May is that tickled living up there 
she won't leave. The other afternoon 
she called me up. 'That's funny,' says 
I, 'May 'phoning me in the afternoon. 
Somebody hanging around the house 
I bet to serve me with papers,' but 
Mays says over the 'phone that two of 
the dogs are fighting and the hens are 
all scared, and what shall she do? Was 
I sore? Holy mackerel, to think two 
of my dogs should give a free fight. 
'Stop 'em right away!' I yelled to May. 
'Shoot 'em, kill 'em, do anything, but 
tell those dogs anytime they are going 
to fight, I want to sell tickets for it.' 

"It's always my tough luck anyhow. 
Bet I could have cleaned up $60 on 
that fight if they had only waited and 
1 could have billed it around the vil- 
lage. May says I'm too commercial, 
but I ain't. 'Commercial' means get- 
ting money don't it? Well, you know 
how much I think of money: May's 
got me all wrong with that stuff, but 
I'm glad she likes Mt. Vernon. Be 
sure to come up. Just think, me living 
on a lot 240x140, and the nuts around 
here believing I'm starving to death in 
a West Side flat. I even told one fel- 
low who wanted to take my car in 
settlement of a debt that I had sold it. 

"Wonder if I could net that car in- 
sured against fire? It looks like a 
hard summer." 



B 



VARIETY 



AMUSEMENT PLANS LAID OUT 

FOR RATS ACTORS' FAIR 

Layout Amusingly Reflects Logical Spirit of Exposition. 

Revival of "Uncle Tom/' 'The Silver King," and 

"Banker's Daughter" Four Times an Hour With 

New Casts Each Performance. Cheaper Here 

to Get Divorced Than Married. 



/he Anal plans for the pictorial and 
Amusement details of the big Actors' 
Fair which the White Rats are to give 
in the club house for eight days, com- 
mencing Saturday evening, May 16, 
were O. K.'d yesterday. Practically 
nothing remains for the committee and 

members to do now but to see that 
:ickets are sold. 

The different problem of conceiving 
i layout that would amusingly reflect 
the logical spirit of the exposition ap- 
pears to have been solved with a de- 
sign that suggests the gayety of a cir- 
cus poster with the flexibility of a 
legitimate actor's Holy Week contract. 

The prospectus designs something 
doing every minute. Briefly the fete 
will symposium about all entertaining 
phases of theatreland. Everything that 
enters into the affair will be kept in 
the picture. 

First thing you will see as you come 
toward the club house will be garlands 
of multi-electric lights making an ar- 
cade from the club facade to the oppo- 
site walk. A half dozen sidewalk 
chariot box offices will be found in 
front of the entrance. Well known 
feminine players from all walks of 
showdom will be the ticket sellers. 
Well known men stars will be at the 
entrance taking tickets and directing 
patrons. 

Once past the gate, the program 
plans to transport you to Fairyland. 
At your right you will see a reduced 
facsimile of the average small settle- 
ment's town hall. A small town box 
office with a typical small town ticket 
seller and ticket taker will be essen- 
tials of the satire. The show posters 
in front of the hall tell you that the 
bill for the evening is "Uncle Tom," 
and that it will be a ten-minute tabloid 
given four times an hour with different 
well known vaudeville, legitimate or 
burlesque actors in the roles of "Tom" 
and "Simon" and that "Eva" will have 
like multiple interpretation by feminine 
players. "Uncle Tom" will be suc- 
ceeded at the town hall the next night 
by "The Silver King," also with relays 
of prominent players in the principal 
roles. The town hall's underlines for 
the next nights are "The Banker's 
Daughter," "The Lights of London," 
"The Corsican Brothers," and other 
hoary old timers in whicli comic play- 
ers of the Rats will have lots of elbow 
room. 

At the left of the lobby will be 
found a reproduction of a small court 
house, with a justice of the peace's 
shingle hanging outside. Girls of 
auxiliary women's committees will be 
swarming about the door of the club 
house drumming for trade for the jus- 
tice. A clapboard signboard on his 
shack tells you he will perform mar- 



riages for fifteen cents and divorces 
for Ave cents. The girls about the 
door will be drummers for trade — 
either way — to get you hooked or un- 
hooked. In the mock marriage par- 
lor of the justice also you can secure 
a feminine escort who will tote you 
about the many points of interest of 
the Fair. All she will be privileged 
to charge will be 25 cents for IS min- 
utes' piloting, but it is anticipated that 
many of the customers of the guides 
will be glad to throw in a good bonus 
to escape being touted to the different 
sales booths where confederates of the 
scouts will be awaiting legitimate prey. 
Right alongside the shack of the jus- 
tice of the peace, in the section of the ' 
foyer now given over to 'phone 
booths, will be found a country store 
where visitors may buy anything from 
a nail to an anchor. 



tors who ever faced a public from a 
billboard dating today way back to the 
good old timers before the war. And 
extending the theatre atmosphere of 
this conceit will be found at the ceil- 
ing in the center scores of tinted gar- 
lands bearing the titles of all the old 
time theatres of the country. 

A practical theatre will be found at 
the rear wall of this enclosure, where 
performances not to be disclosed at 
present will be given. In the center 
of the gymnasium enclosure will be 
an elevated bandstand on rollers. 
When the band isn't playing some- 
thing will be doing on the band plat- 
form, including prize tango dancing, 
prize roller skating, prize athletics, as 
well as auctions of different kinds. At 
intervals during the Fair this platform 
will be wheeled against the wall to 
make room for general dancing. 

Small set pieces typical of theatre- 
land will mask several sales booths to 
be found against the cyclorama drop, 
one a jaytown owl lunch wagon, an- 
other a small town railway station, 
another a country post office. Fortune 
telling and other features of fair pro- 
cedure will be carried on in these 
booths. 

On the roof of the club house a 
county cabaret will be in session from 
the opening to the close of the Fair 
each night. 

Of course the surprises of the sev- 



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And from the foyer annex exposition 
you enter the Fair proper. As you 
step into the section known to mem- 
bers now as a lounging room, you find 
at your right a ballyhoo stand and 
tent with a burlesque "hooch" show 
going on inside, or on the platform 
outside as bait for the "big show" 
that follows. The ballyhoo on the 
platform will be a well known player. 
The wriggle show will be a get-'em-in- 
and-get-'em-out thing running about 
ten minutes, with a half dozen or 
more comedians on the stage. Bally- 
hoo men and hoochers will change 
from night to night and from show to 
show. At the right of the lounging 
room space will be another small tent 
show — a traveling wild animal troupe, 
as you will see by the gaily pictures, 
"eat-'em-alive" animals and trainers' 
pictures on the sides of the canvass 
tent. If visitors dodge the appeal of 
the tent shows, a counter in the cen- 
ter of the floor space here will bid for 
interest and coin in booths of auto- 
graphed photographs of actors and 
actresses, stage cosmetics and other 
stage souvenirs or commodities. 

From the lounging room, you enter 
the main section of the Fair, the space 
now devoted to the club's gymnasium. 
It is expected you will open your eyes 
in pop fashion once you get this far, 
for encircling you on all sides in a 
cycloramic drop running about the en- 
tire space from floor to ceiling will be 
the lithographed heads of all the ac- 



eral programs will not be divulged in 
advance. 

Within the week the heads of the 
several committees in charge of the 
Fair have sent out letters requesting 
volunteers for the various departments 
of the fete so far perfected. Any 
member who desires to aid in any of 
the spots above reviewed, as players 
or general aids, is requested to com- 
municate at once with the club's busi- 
ness manager. 

A particular feature of the Fair 
matinees will be prizes of eight hand- 
some ladies' watches, one each after- 
noon, to be given to the woman pres- 
ent wearing the handsomest costume. 

The performances of the different 
stages of the Fair will be modified for 
the matinees, so that the. same visitors 
may be attracted to the afternoon 
gatherings as well as to the evening 
jinks. 
I 1 

SPECIAL NOTICE 

The regular 

MONTHLY MEETING 

of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS' 
UNION 

will be held 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 

in the White Rats' Building, 227 
West Forty-sixth street, New 
York City, at 11 p. m. sharp. 



At a meeting of the Board of 
Directors of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS' 
UNION 

held March 31, 1914, the follow- 
ing resolution in memory of 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KEITH 

was unanimously adopted and 
ordered to be printed in the 
records: 

"Clean, wholesome entertain- 
ment upon the vaudeville stage 
is due to no one influence more 
potent than that of Benjamin 
Franklin Keith. As it was our 
pride and our pleasure to es- 
teem him, so now in common 
with the rest of the world we 
lament his loss." 



CLUB HOUSE RECEIPTS 

(March 23 to 29, inclusive.) 

Rooms $669.00 

Wines and liquors 323.35 

Cigars 91.24 

Billiard and pool 179.15 

Barber 23.80 

Gymnasium 44.50 

Telephone 32.30 

Cards 5.60 

Valet 12.20 

Laundry 43.42 

Lunch 259.97 



Total $1,684.53 

The same week last year the receipts 
were $1,046.81, showing an increase in 
this week's business, as against that of 
last year, of $637.72. 

The rooms are doing a capacity busi- 
ness, several evenings being unable to 
take care of all desiring rooms. Every 
indication points to a handsome profit 
this year, which will prove that the 
club is one of the greatest assets the 
organization could possibly have. 



RATS GIVE BENEFIT. 

The Central Labor Union, Brooklyn, 
last Thursday gave a benefit for the 
striking miners of Calumet, Mich. The 
following White Rats contributed their 
services gratis: Corbett and Fitzhugh, 
Walter Brower, Dixon Peters, Lillian 
McNeill, Bartell and Rose, Miller, 
Moore and Gardner, Harry Thomson, 
and Holman Bros. The show was 
stage managed by Jos. P. Mack. 



Please Communicate 

Will William Van Dorn please com- 
municate with Messrs. S. L. & Fred 
Lowenthal, Chicago Opera House 
buliding, Chicago? 

Will Edmund Cyril John please com- 
munciatc with Will J. Cooke, 227 West 
Forty-sixth street, New York City? 



VIC LEONZO DIES. 

Vic Leonzo, right name Louis Less- 
inger, died March 28 at the Manhattan 
State Hospital, Wards Island, of 
paralysis. He was 57 years of age. 
He had been ill for nearly two years. 
Mr. Leonzo was one of the old timers 
and was well known to the theatre- 
goers of 25 years ago as a star, as he 
and his brother, billed as the Leonzo 
Brothers, headed their own show pre- 
senting their sensational dramas, in 
which four dogs were introduced. 



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No. 5 



Gus Hill is on the sick list. 



Bobby Hagan is the father of a boy. 



The Playhouse will be dark Good 
Friday night. 

Lew Scott, manager of the "Twin 
Cities" theatres, is in New York for 
his annual spring visit. 

The Green Room Club has added to 
its bill for annual dues to its members 
an assessment of $25. 



Marguerite, "The Flying Dancer," 
has left the hospital fully recovered 
from her recent illness. 

Mark Nathan is now the main ticket 
manipulator in the Crescent (Brook- 
lyn) box office. 

Young's Ocean Pier, Atlantic City, 
opens June 1. George H. Florida will 
manage it this summer. 



"Life's Shop Window" is going out 
on a spring tour under the direction 
of Albert Patterson. 

Pop vaudeville failed to pay at the 
Cecil Spooner theatre in the Bronx. 
The house went into straight pictures 
Monday. 

The Three Bittners have cancelled 
all their present bookings owing to 
Mrs. Ella Bittner and little Marguerite 
being confined in the Isolation Hos- 
pital, Detroit, with smallpox. 



Dreamland Park, Joplin, Mo., John 
Mack, general manager, opens May 
23. 



The Fourteenth Street theatre cele- 
brated its thirtieth anniversary last 
week. 

"Baby Mine" is going out again 
after Easter under Richard Clark's di- 
rection. 

Phil Hunt has moved into the offices 
in the Putnam Building, formerly oc- 
cupied by the F. F. Proctor booking 
office. 

Roberta Menges-Corwin-Tearle has 

finally been engaged to appear at 
Hammerstein's, week of April 13, with 
a dancing partner, Sheffield McKay. 

Pauline Clenmarr and Raymond 
Lewis, both of Zarrow's "American 
Girl," were married at Suffolk, Vs., 
March 23. 

Tom McMahon and Elizabeth Mayne 
are playing the former Clark and Berg- 
man act, on the small time, by con- 
sent. 



Lem B. Parker has written another 
new play, entitled "The Broken 
Rosary." The show was started out 
by the Dubinsky Brothers about a 
week ago. 

A "crap" game in an agent's office 
in the Putnam Building was raided a 
few days ago by three policemen and 
13 men were hauled away to the "booby 
hatch." 

The remains of the late Ren Shields 
will be cremated Sunday, April 4, at 
1:30 p. m., at the N. Y. & N. J. Crema- 
tory, Union Hill, N. J. Friends desir- 
ing to attend may do so with the con- 
sent of the widow. 

"The Ghost Breaker," with Victor 
Lambert in the former Henry B. War- 
ner role, starts a spring tour of the 
middlewest Easter Sunday under 
Merle H. Norton's management. 



Allan K. Foster, back from Detroit, 
where he looked over the "Madam 
Moselle" show for which he staged 
the numbers, is preparing to go to 
London early in the spring on busi- 
ness for George Lederer. 



NEWSPAPER MEN 

Variety is desirous of securing newspaper men throughout the U. 8. 
and Canada, as its correspondents. Space rates will be paid. The usual 
theatrical paper corr esp o n d ent is being replaced on Variety by trained 
newspaper men as rapidly as possible. 

Any newspaper man with some knowledge of theatricals who may wish 
to be attached to Variety's staff, can write direct to Variety, New York. 

Variety has discontinued printing weekly reports of shows and theatres 
from the smaller cities, carrying only some of tht biggest towns in the non- 
pareil with displayed heads. Where a newspaper man is located as corre- 
spondent he will not be called upon to furnish anything weekly beyond 
current news events from his town and territory. This news may coma 
in either by mail or wire as it breaks. 



Born, to Jimmie McDonald and wife 
(Leola Kenny), March 19, a girl. 

The Great Southern Show, directed 
by George B. Gardner and J. H. Mc- 
Laughlin, has a summer season planned 
under canvas for the south. 

May A. Goodwin (Goodwin and 
Goodwin) presented her husband with 
a girl March 26 at the Lying-in Hos- 
pital, New York. 



The Governor's Boss' 



is 



new 



play to be brought out shortly under 
the direction of The Boss Publication 
Co. 



Ida St Leon, of the St. Leon Family, 
has not left the "Little Women" 
show. The whereabouts of her sis- 
ter, Vera, are still unknown. 

Feiber & Shea will discontinue 
vaudeville for the season in their 
houses at Bayonne, Orange and New 
Brunswick, N. J., April 4, stock re- 
placing the present policy in the lat- 
ter two, April 13. The other houses 
of the concern, at Youngstown and 
Akron, O., stop vaudeville May 2, also 
taking on stock companies shortly 
after. 



Beth Franklyn, of the Chauncey 
Olcott company, has recovered from a 
severe illness. 

Dave Roth (Pearl and Roth) is re- 
covering from pneumonia at Atlantic 
City. 

Surrogate Cohalan Tuesday signed a 
final settlement of the estate of Peter 
F. Dailey, verifying the accounts of 
Robert F. Dailey, as administrator. 
The estate totalled $22,353, which was 
ordered disbursed according to the will 
of the comedian. 

Helen Meher, of Jesse Lasky's "Red- 
heads," married Clyde F. Baxter, of 
Utica, when the act played there last 
week. Miss Melicr will continue with 
the turn until the end of the season, 
when the newlyweds will reside in 
Norfolk. 

Robert Fulgora reported an at- 
temped robbery and assault while at 
his apartment in a Times Square hotel 
last Thursday. Fulgora said a man 
who knocked on his door hit him with 
a blackjack. Fulgora was badly in- 
jured. The Detective Bureau, after an 
investigation, recorded the complaint 
merely as an assault. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 

What is the time we're coming to, 
Lay off days, lay off days, 
There's not a blessed date for you, 
Lay off days, lay off days. 

From summer homes take down the 

boards, 
You start to spend your saved up 

hoards, 
Buying "Gas" and tires for your Fords, 
Dear old lay off days. 

The tango factories in Argentine are 
all working overtime turning out un- 
pronounceable names. 

Just as soon as the picture people 
forget to send those Mexican generals 
their weekly salaries, the war is going 
to stop. 

Carl Henry and Bill Travis have been 
added to the Europe-going party con- 
sisting of Jim Morton, Felix Adler, 
George P. Murphy, Ted N ashman, Ray 
Walker and us. Isn't that a dainty 
bunch to set before a King? 

We see where an American actress 
has returned to this country to get a 
divorce. Well, that Freedom thing 
brought many a person here. 

Now cute little theatre, 

Don't you sigh, 
You'll have a white slave film 

Bye and bye. 

Paris woman is wearing a watch on 
her garter. Some people will do any- 
thing for time. 

Some people will pay a couple of 
thousand dollars for wardrobe, dis- 
cover they haven't any money to get 
a regular act with, and then wonder 
why they can't get time. 

If acrobatic acts weren't invented, 
Germany would find it much easier to 
get men for its army. 

There's going to be a third burlesque 
circuit — up goes the price of crepe 
hair. 

In New York the I. W. W.'s are still 
trying to sleep in the churches — why 
don't they try the theatres? 



Recipes For Productions. 

Talking Act— One straw hat, one 
soft hat with ribbon cut through band 
and a pair of gloves. Put them on two 
men and add a few gags with parodies 
to flavor. 

Burlesque Show — Get one table 
(with sugar bowl for comedian to 
catch his hand in), one bale of stage 
money and a hotel set. Add any kind 
of a character comedian, a soubret, 
straight man and 18 pairs of pink 
tights stuffed with chorus girls. 

Dramatic Sketch — One open fire- 
place (with red glow), telephone, but- 
ler's suit with servant named "Jen- 
kins," add a man, a woman and re- 
volver, also an orchestration of 
"Hearts and Flowers." 

Double Act — Man and woman, one 
wooden bench and a Tango finish. 



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Hereafter Lydla Lopoukowa will have her 
last name spelled Lopokova. 



tiula Harris 1h handling the publicity for 
the Harrison Grey Flake attractions. 



The SLuberts engineered a big testimonial 
benefit to the Sydenham Hotpital Sunday night 
(March iJVj at the Lyric as a memorial lo their 
brother, the late Sam S. Shubert. 



When the Frank Lea Short Co. bluru out 
for its spring and summer tour it w'l em- 
brace the following: Katheryne Vinco i , i- hu 
B. MacSweeney, Agnes Elliott Scott. Alys '. • >, 
V. L. Granville. Allen Brandor, Re. Id 
Clarke, Frank Howsou, Wallace Uwen. L. E. 
Hall, Harry Twonley, Eva Quiutard, Grace 
lilsbop, Cynthia Davis and Elsie Thomas. A 
new "Robin Hood" comedy, entitled "Robin 
Hood and His Merrle Men," by Owen Davis, 
will be played, the first performance taking 
place on the Century Roof April 25. 



Frank C. Crosby will act as contracting 
agent tor the HobinBon Shows this summer. 



George II. (Alabama) Florldu, looking per- 
ennially young and with a new act of scenery 
from top to bottom, returned to Broadwuy 
Monday, having been out ahead of the Thos. 
E. Shea Co. 



Matty Green berg went out with the movie 
show, "The GangHtcrH," and when business 
failed to hit the high mark came buck. 



Ben Atwell, the former press boomer of the 
"America" spectacle at the Hippodrome, who 
has been retained by the Shu Deris to boost 
the "Pinafore" revival at the Hip, is out with 
an announcement the big tdiuw will open next 
Ihursuay night. Atwell says Arthur voegtlin 
and William J. Wilson united their services In 
staging the revival. Two performances will 
be given each day, thereby necesltatlng the 
services of an alternating cast. The play- 
era engaged are Harrison 11' rock bank, William 
('. Gordon, William Hinshaw, Vert ram Pea- 
cock, Vernon Dalharl, John Uardslcy, Albert 
Hart, E. Percy Parsons, Eugene Cowles, Earl 
W. Marshull, Ruby Cutter Savage. II.' m 
Helnemann, Fay Templeton, Josephine .lacoby, 
Ellse Marryetto and Grace Camp. A churuu 
of 400 voices will take part. 



Janet lieecher, who two seasons was under 
David Delasco's management, returned to bis 
playing fold this week. She will appear In a 
new comedy which Helasco will bring out 
early In the fall. 

The Shuberts have acquired the American 
and Canadian play producing rights to "After 
The Girl." now at the Gaiety. London, where 
Lee Shubert, now abroad, plans to give it 
careful Inspection. It will be produced here 
early next fall. 

Nat Royster, ahead of the Marlon Dentler 
"Peg O" My Heart" show, spent Sunday with 
bis wife and newly born babe In New York. 
Royster 's excellent work ahead of the p.-g 
show has resulted In his assignment to the 
New York Co. of "Help Wanted," when thai 
organization leaves the Maxtno Elliott. Roy- 
ster landed two big stories on his road tour 
that caught special mention In the New York 
dallies. The Associated Press handled the first 
story, that of the first theatrical performance 
given In Auburn Prison, and the second when, 
by the request of State Superintendent of Pris- 
ons, Riley Royster arranged for another per- 
formance for the Clinton Prison In Dnnnemora 
a few days ago. Then followed a movie repro- 
duction of the company at the prison, the first 
motion picture to be taken at an Empire State 
prison. Phil Mlndll, of the Mutual, toqk 
charge of the camera arrangements. 



PRESS OPINIONS. 

Ulil.l,U OF UUKO STHEKI. 

This seemed to Increase the cordiality of the 
audience toward the popular comedian. It hail 
been warm from the outset, for his acting of 
the Immortal bounder Hoggcnhcimcr had never 
been more amusing. — Sun. 

There Is nothing new In the comedy material 
with which Sam Bernard has to work. In fact 
there are some conspicuously old things. So 
that the fact that he Is funny whenever he Is 
on the stage gives point to the old saying 
that It doesn't matter what they do, It's how 
they do It !— Times. 

"The Belle of Bond Street" didn't bother 
much about Its book. It never did. Yet it 
tells a story with some coherence If you want 
It, and also If you don't. Ilrouight up-to-Guhy. 
It never got beyond her. I tut Sam liernurd 
took It and put it through* There was no 
clash of stnrs, ut any rate. Mr. Bernard and 
Miss Deslys never conflicted, and, what is 
more, never will. American. 



PANTHT.A. 

"Panthea" Is a play crowded with Inci- 
dents of wide diversity, not always pleasant 
nor plausible, but always exciting. -Telegram. 

The real essence of the play was scarcely 
suggested in the performance, of whl. h the 
chief Importance consisted In the first appear- 
ance upon the regular stage of Olga I'ctrnvn. 
who has been aeting hitherto In vaudeville. 
Beyond question, she is an actress of rare nat- 
ural prowe.-s and personal charm, but In re- 
spect of artistic finish and restraint she has 
much yet to lenrn. Post. 

JKHHV. 

In other words, "Jerry' Is ;■ r f»! 1 1« k i n .• < >ni - 
c dy which by amusing situations and snappy 



slangy dialogue kept the audience in galea of 
laughter. — Herald. 

Add a great deal of Blllle Burke, supply cer- 
tain silken garments of pink, place all this 
beforo a really remarkable back-drop and 
you have the entertainment which, under the 
title of "Jerry," was Unit offered for general 
diversion at the Lyceum theatre Saturday 
night. — Times. 

The microscopic little play thrived only on 
the smartness of its dialogue. There is no 
doubt that Miss Burke has found a little play 
tbat reveals her as bei loyal following like her 
best. World. 

Seriously, however. Blllle Burke is worth 
better things than "Jerry." — American. 



HITCHCOCK AT AMSTERDAM? 

Raymond Hitchcock and "The 
Beauty Shop" may likely play New 
York, at a Klaw & Erlanger theatre. 
Which one isn't strongly mentioned, 
although the Amsterdam, where "The 
Maids of Athens" isn't keeping the 
ushers warm, will likely be the house. 

April 13 may be the date. 

Philander Johnson, dramatic critic of 
the Washington Star, came to New 
York this week, expecting his action 
against Cohan & Harris uhe show's 
managers) and its authors, Rennold 
Wolf and Channing Pollock, for having 
lifted "The Beauty Shop" from a work 
by Johnson, would come to trial. It 
will be reached within a few days. 

Mr. Johnson alleges he forwarded a 
manuscript to the De Koven prize con- 
test, of which Mr. Wolf and Dan V. 
Arthur were the judges. The title of 
the Johnson piece was "Dr. Fakewell." 
He heard no more of his play until 
recognizing, he says, in "The Beauty 
Shop" some dialog and situations 
strikingly like those of his lost script. 
Hence the suit. 

It is understood the defendants plead 
they never read "Dr. Fakewell." 

"Maids of Athens," which Henry W. 
Savage produced at the Amsterdam a 
fortnight ago and started oft' badly 
through adverse criticism, never re- 
covered from the poor getaway, and 
the Lehar operetta will be probably 
withdrawn tomorrow night. 

There's talk that Savage's other 
piece, "Along Came Ruth," which has 
also been playing to small receipts for 
a Broadway attraction, will be with- 
drawn from the Gaiety within a fort- 
night. 

While Savage has been hit by the 
failure of "Maids of Athens" and 
"Along Came Ruth," his other show, 
"Sari," goes right along doing a big 
business at the Liberty. 



BAD LENTEN SEASON. 

According to men on the inside of 
the big dramatic producing concerns 
and some of our dependable booking 
wizards, this Lenten season will prove 
the worst in the history of showdom. 

As a rule, managers never gloat over 
business done during Lent, but they 
arc ready to go on record as saying 
that this year the present stage is the 
worst yet. j ' 

Oddly enough New York does not 
seem to have been affected as badly as 
elsewhere through the country. 

it you don't ndvertlne In VARIETY, 
drn't advertise at all. 



MANTELL KNOCKING "FAW1E." 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

Robert Mantell is at the Lyric this 
week. He is visibly vexed because 
William Faversham has been selected 
to represent the United States in the 
Shakspearean festival at Stratford-on- 
Avon next summer. "Is America go- 
ing to be represented by an English- 
man?" Mantell asks. 

Mantell denies "Favvie" is a success- 
ful Shakspearean actor. "He has 
starred in only 'Julius Caesar/ 'Romeo 
and Juliet' and 'Othello/ " complains 
Mantell. "Without boasting, I can say 
I have made a success of Shakspearean 
plays, but still do not consider that I 
would have been the representative 
'American' actor To my way of think- 
ing — annd I am sure the American 
public and American actors will sup- 
port me in this — America's repre- 
sentative should be Otis Skinner." 

Mantell admits he also was born in 
England, but says he has lived in 
America for 30 years. He declares 
Sothern, though an Englishman, was 
born in this country and would have 
been a better choice than Faversham. 



SPECULATING BILL DEAD. 

Albany, April 1. 

Senator Christopher Sullivan last 
Friday registered an objection against 
the Simpson bill prohibiting ticket 
speculation in New York. The bill 
was up for a third reading and unani- 
mous consent was necessary for fur- 
ther consideration. 

It is now impossible to secure any 
further action on the measure at this 
session. 



TWO "MISLEADING LADIES." 

The Harris Estate is preparing to 
send out two companies of "The Mis- 
leading Lady" next season. Besides it 
has listed five accepted plays to be 
produced by it during '14-'15. 

William Harris, Jr., on his own ac- 
count, has a comedy he intends putting 
on by May 1, either in Chicago, Phila- 
delphia or Boston, for the first run. 



LAID UP IN PITTSBURGH. 

Pittsburgh, April 1. 

Never before have there been so 
many accidents and so much sickness 
among the local and visiting members 
of the profession. Joe Woodburn, of 
"Widow by Proxy," was operated on 
for appendicitis at the home of his 
mother. 

Ida Vernon and Faith Avery were 
out of the Duquesne stock company 
cast last week. Miss Vernon was in a 
hospital with a sprained ankle. 



Speculating Concern Insolvent. 
Cincinnati, April 1. 
The Ezckiel and Bernheim Co., 
auctioneers, who used to buy and sell 
theatre tickets in blocks, has gone into 
the hands of a receiver. 

Henry Ezckiel declares tight money 
conditions were responsible. 



Howard Renamed Comedy. 

Chicago, April 1. 
The new owners of the Howard, 
formerly called the Whitney theatre, 
have decided to call the house the 
Comedy. The # first show under the 
new regime, called "The Under Dog," 
is scheduled to open Easter Sunday. 



PAVLOWA MAY LEAVE US. 

Milwaukee, April 1. 

Weeping because of pain the mo- 
ment she was lost sight of by the 
audience, Pavlowa displayed remark- 
able grit at the Alhambra Monday 
night after wrenching the ankle of her 
recently injured foot at the matinee. 
She did not cut her program, but her 
work was badly affected. 

No one in front learned of the 
trouble. It is reported Pavlowa may 
cancel the remainder of her tour to 
get out of the country without being 
obliged to by a complete breakdown. 

Pavlowa is billed to open the Man- 
hattan O. H. next Monday. 



RUNNING UNTIL JULY 4. 
Chicago, April 1. 
Plans have been made to keep Kolb 
& Dill at the American Music Hall 
until July 4. Then the house will go 
dark, while the whole company goes to 
the summer home of Maude Lillian 
Berri at Lake Beulah, Wis., where the 
new show by Frank Stammers will be 
rehearsed for a month. Later the com- 
pany will return to Chicago and re- 
hearse for two weeks and then open. 



ST. LOUIS SHUTS "THE LURE." 

St. Louis, April 1. 

"The Life of Our Saviour," released 
a week in advance of announcement, is 
the attraction at the Shubert this week 
instead of "The Lure," which was lo 
have been here last week and this. 

The police morality squad reported 
"The Lure" exceeded the bounds of de- 
cency with the original second act, and 
the next night it was tried with the 
employment bureau scene. After sev- 
eral attempts to change the lines to 
make it passable, threats of arrest 
against managers and actors, and tele- 
graphic conferences with New York, 
the show was taken off Thursday be- 
fore the night performance, and the 
house was dark the rest of the week. 
Business had been poor, despite wide 
publicity. "The Lure" went on to 
Philadelphia. 



GOING INTO PASSING SHOW. 

Among those reported engaged for 
"The Passing Show of 1914" this week 
were Harry Fox and Jennie Dolly, and 
Franklyn Ardell. 

For the new "Follies" Louise Meyers 
was signed. Clyde MacKinley will 
stage the show, with Leon Erroll put- 
ting on the musical end. 

The other "Follies" will close this 
Saturday at Allentown, Pa. 



MOOSER LANDS ATLANTA. 

Atlanta, April 1. 

Leon Mooscr, of New York, is ar- 
ranging to stage a historical pageant 
in Nashville, week May 4. 

The Chamber of Commerce pledged 
$15,000 for the production, which will 
call for 1,500 persons. 



"OMAR" ON THE COAST. 

When "Omar," with Guy Bates 
Post, leaves the Lyric April 11, the 
company will rest for a week before 
starting travel to the Pacific Coast. 

The "Red Canary" at Providence 
this week, will lay off next week, go- 
ing into the Lyric April 13. 



VARIETY 



11 



SHOWS AT THE BOX OFFICE 

IN LEN T IN NE W YORK CITY 

Business in Legitimate Houses in Metropolis Not Suffering 

as Much as Supposed. Good Shows Getting Money 

Now as They Always Do. "A Pair of Sixes" the 

Latest and Biggest Real Hit, 



The closing days of Lent are upon 
us and business at the legitimate thea- 
tres is supposed to be at low ebb at 
this time. Considering it from this 
standpoint, the metropolis has little 
fault to find, as the majority of the 
shows are doing remarkably well. 
Those that are not may be set down 
as failures that would probably do lit- 
tle under the most favorable condi- 
tions. One or two pieces that have., 
been running for protracted periods 
have about exhausted their drawing 
powers. 

The estimated business at the re- 
spective legitimate theatres is about 
as follows: 

"A Pair of Sixes" (Longacre) (2nd 
week). Since the opening night the 
house has been playing to absolute 
capacity. The management is making 
preparations for a second organization 
to present the piece in Chicago about 
the end of August, feeling that the 
present company will remain at the 
Longacre until well into next season. 

"Along Came Ruth" (Gaiety) (6th 
week). — Being extensively advertised 
but not doing very much. 

Grand Opera (Century) (27th week). 
— Season about to close, registering a 
magnificent loss. 

"Grumpy- (Cyril Maude) (Wal- 
laces) (16th week).— Still holding up 
handsomely at about a $10,000 a week 
gait, showing a healthy profit for 
both house and attraction. 

"High Jinks" (Casino) (15th week). 
— Now going along to business that 
will keep it at Casino for some time at 
same rate. Often during week playing 
to full capacity. Has been very pe- 
culiar in its drawing power. Popular- 
ity of music in cabarets may have 
helped business. 

"Jerry" (Billie Burke) (Lyceum) 
(1st week). — Piece rather generally 
scored by the critics, but giving Miss 
Burke credit for a more or less per- 
sonal hit. The star's individual draw- 
ing powers have maintained the re- 
ceipts and will continue to do so for 
a few weeks anyway. 

"Kitty MacKay" (Comedy) (11th 
week). — Another "Bunty," going along 
to practically capacity takings all the 
time. A sure fortune for its producers. 

"Legend of Leonora" (Maude 
Adams) (13th week) (Empire). — Ap- 
proaching the close of its run, which 
v as maintained almost wholly by the 
personal popularity of the star. 

"Maids of Athens" (New Amster- 
dam) (3d week). — Never started and 
v. ill be withdrawn. 

"Marrying Money" (Princess) (3d 
week). — Playing on a guarantee. Re- 
ported doing aroun . 400 a perform- 
ance. 

"Omar the Tentmaker" (Lyric) (11th 
week). — Did a good business for a 



while after it finally got started. Will 
take to the road, headed for the coast. 

"Panthea" (Booth) (1st week).— A 
bad play that will not last. 

"Peg o» My Heart" (Cort) (7th 
week). — End of long run is finally in 
sight. Will close next month and open 
in Boston in September for an indef- 
inite stay. 

"Potash & Perlmutter" (Cohan) (33d 
week). — Still playing to capacity re- 
ceipts, with no signs of any let-up. 
Probably remain until the New York 
company is sent to Chicago some time 
this summer. 

Repertoire (Margaret Anglin) (Hud- 
son) (3d week). — Doing nothing to 
speak of. 

"Sari" (Liberty) (12th week).— Did 
an excellent business for a while, but 
has fallen off considerably. Another 
attraction already slated to succeed it. 

"Seven Keys to Baldpate" (Astor) 
(27th week)— Never fell below 110,000 
weekly, and most of the time doing 
$12,000. 

"The Belle of Bond Street" (Sam 
Bernard and Gaby Deslys) (Shubert). 
(1st week).— Old "Girl from Kay's" 
piece rewritten and generally liked. 
Both stars scored big hits and as both 
have always proved drawing cards, sure 
of big takings. Expensive show that 
must do big business to pay. 

"The Crinoline Girl" (Julian Eltinge) 
(Knickerbocker) (3d week). — Fair 
business. Big receipts not expected in 
New York. Should be a good road 
show. Star's drawing powers on tour 
well known. 

"The Midnight Girl" (44th Street) 
(6th week). — Opinion on piece not 
unanimous, but is doing business and 
seems to have a draw for some reason 
that keeps business at good size, even 
in this big house. 

"The Misleading Lady" (Fulton) 
(18th week). — Has been doing a fine 
business, and although it has fallen off 
some, still playing to good profit. 

"The Queen of the Movies" (Globe) 
(12th week). — Had been running at a 
$10,000 clip, but slightly affected by 
Lent. 

"The Rule of Three" (Harris) (7th 
week). — Interested parties make the 
claim it is doing a profitable business 
or it would be withdrawn, and that its 
stay at the Harris is indefinite. 

"The Secret" (Belasco) (13th week). 
— Has run its course and an early clos- 
ing is looked for. 

"The Whirl of the World" (Winter 
Garden) (12th week). — Business hold- 
ing up. Will remain not less than eight 
weeks more. 

"The Yellow Ticket" (Eltinge) (11th 
week). — Substantial hit. Will run until 
warm weather and may reopen hous< 
in the fall. 

"Things That Count" (Playhouses- 



Had a hard struggle at first, but now 
running along to over $6,000 a week. 

"To-Day" (48th Street) (25th week). 
— Has had its run in New York and 
now about through. 

"Too Many Cooks" (39th Street) (6th 
week). — Sell-out at every performance 
everywhere but the gallery, where it is 
a bit off. An undoubted hit, sure to 
continue for the remainder of the sea- 
son. 



FRAZEE USING TWO CREWS. 

H. H. Frazee has run counter to 
the Theatrical Protective Union of 
stage hands with his production of "A 
Pair of Sixes." The piece opened Feb. 
16, and owing to its postponement in 
New York was regarded as "on tour" 
for over four weeks before being 
brought into New York. As a result 
he has been called upon to employ a 
road as well as a house crew for the 
show. As the piece is likely to run in 
New York for a long time, the few 
days' postponement was rather expen- 
sive. 

Frazee is making extensive plans for 
booming the show. He is having a 
series of 48-sheet stands posted from 
Boston to San Francisco, advertising 
in newspapers all over the country 
and taking page advertisements in 
theatre programs everywhere. The 
piece will thus be widely heralded a 
a year before it takes to the road. 



CAUGHT BY FLASHLIGHT. 

At the private professional Sunday 
night performance at the Playhouse 
last year the flashlight taken revealed 
every seat in the house occupied by 
theatrical folks, but the first row on 
the aisle vacant and the woman in the 
adjoining seat covering her face. 
Another flashlight was taken on the 
casion of the professional perform- 
ance of "Too Many Cooks" at the 
.'9th St.eet theatre last Sunday night 
and, curously enough, the same woman 
occupied a similar seat, again covering 
her face, while the man this time re- 
mained seated and also endeavored to 
conceal his identity by raising his hand. 
The flash must have gone off without 
sufficient warning, for the man's face 
is only partially covered and his iden- 
tity not entirely concealed. 




HURLBURrS IMPOSSIBLE THEME 

Atlantic City, April 1. 

Suspended animation is the theme 

of William Hurlburt's latest dramatic 

effort ("The Man Who Would Live"), 
which had its premiere here March 27 
at the Apollo. The author has drawn 
the line of improbability so finely it 
becomes impossibility, especially when 
he asks his audiences to believe a man 
could live a century and a quarter 
underground, and be brought back to 
life and liberty, as young a man as 
when he was placed in his long Rip 
Van Winkle. 

Mr. Hurlburt proves conclusively in 
his latest it is impossible to build a 
play upon a succession of incidents and 
coincidents. There is only one thread 
to the story, and that is too thin to 
bear the burden of credulity. Added 
to this is the extremely unsatisfying 
ending. It was this latter element at 
which managers evidently balked and 
caused Hurlburt to produce the piece 
himself. 

Elliott Dexter was seen to excellent 
advantage as the Revolutionary Cart- 
right. The cast was made of Theodore 
Kehrwalk, Hollidter Pratt, Violet 
Howard, Edward Langford, John Ma- 
cey, Mrs. Stanhope Wheatcroft, Esther 
Banks, Grace Beals, Ben. R. Graham, 
Julie Hearn, Arthur Bowen and Myra 
Brooks. 



WIG DIVIDES ATTENTION. 

A strong counter attraction to 
"Panthea" at the Booth on the oc- 
casion of its premiere last Saturday 
night was Norah Bayes, seated in the 
orchestra wearing a green wig. 

It was one of the first public ap- 
pearances of a colored wig in New 
York other than on the stage. The 
entire audience was as much interested 
in the wig as the show. 

Monday evening at the Sam Bernard- 
Gaby Deslys opening (Shubert), Miss 
Bayes had her head decorated with a 
bright red wig. 



DIXEY NOT WITH SHOW. 
Philadelphia, April 1. 
Henry E. Dixey did not open with 
"1,000 Years Ago" at the Forrest Mon- 
day. H. Cooper Cliffe had the role. 

No explantion nor reason was given 
for Mr. Dixey's absence. He had been 
billed. 

Chicago, April 1. 
Henry E. Dixey reopened in vaude- 
ville this week, appearing at the Ma- 
jestic. 



FLAVILLA 

the original 

DANCINO ACCORDION OIRL. 

will make her 

debut In Newark at 

Tho PALACE THEATRE NEXT WEEK. 

(April 6.) 



Understudy All Ready. 

Harry First was held in readiness to 
replace Alex Carr at the Cohan in "Pot- 
ash & Perlmutter" Monday. Carr had 
been exhibiting symptoms of restive- 
ness, feeling he had a grievance. 

When Carr signed with Woods for 
the *how he was given a contract for 
$500 a week, the management thereby 
securing an option of the comedian's 
services for next season at $750, with 
a 30 weeks' guarantee of employment. 
Woods did not exercise the option, now 
expired, and has countered with an 
offer of $500 a week for the Chicago 
run of the piece, and no guarantee of 
any duration, the renewal to contain a 
two weeks' notice clause. 



12 



VARIETY 



GERMAN STOCK AT HEUCK'S. 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

For the next three years Heuck's 
opera house is to be the home of the 
German stock company headed by 
Otto Ernst Schmidt. Now Heuck's is 
running pictures. 

Schmid's policy will be to give five 
performances a week. In time past, 
Cincinnati has stood for only one per- 
formance a week, on Sunday night, 
and this year the venture did not pay. 

Now that he has his theatre again 
on Sunday nights, John Havlin will 
book road shows to meet the Lyric 
which has been doing good business 
on that day. There will be hot com- 
petition next season. A rival band of 
Germans will conduct a stock company 
at Emery Auditorium on Sunday 
nights. 



TOO GOOD TO LEAVE. 

New Orleans, April 1. 
Although the benefit performances 
given at the Lyric for the stranded 
members of the burlesque stock com- 
pany which had been playing there 
were for the purpose of insuring trans- 
portation and the payment of incidental 
expenses, they proved so successful the 
members, after deliberating the matter 
at length, felt it would be unwise to 
leave a field so lucrative, leased the 
theatre for several weeks and are now 
operating it on the commonwealth 
plan. 



"GIRL WHO GOES WRONG." 

"The Girl Who Goes Wrong," by 
Reginald Wright Kauffman, drama- 
tized by Joseph Byron Totten, who 
also made the stage version of Kauf- 
man's "The House of Bondage," will 
have its first stage production at the 
Gotham, Brooklyn, by the Kyrle Mac- 
Curdy stock, April 20. 

Two road shows of this "Girl" piece 
will be sent out next fall, according to 
Totten's statement. 



Wadsworth Changing Principals. 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y., April 1. 
The stock company playing the 
Westchester theatre here closes its lo- 
cal engagement Saturday night, the 
house going into pictures. 

The principals of Westchester stock 
company, which winds up its stay at 
Mt. Vernon Saturday night, are com- 
ing to New York, opening at the 
Wadsworth April 6. They expect to 
remain there all summer. Stephen 
Stainach is manager of the company. 

Josef de Stefani and Sarah Perry, 
leads of the Westchester stock, open at 
the Wadsworth Monday in "The Ser- 
vant In the House." 

Florence Rittenhouse, Guy Harring- 
ton and John Hammond Daly, of the 
Wadsworth Co., will go to the War- 
burton Theatre, Yonkers, N. Y., where 
on Easter Monday they open a pro- 
posed summer stock engagement under 
the direction of John Rumsay. 



Unnamed Play in Stock. 

James Kyrle MacCurdy, who is man- 
aging his own stock company at the 
Gotham, Brooklyn, has written an- 
other play which, unnamed, will he 
given its first production by the Mac- 
Curdy players next week. 



STOCK 



"STAR SYSTEM" IN ATLANTA. 

Atlanta, April 1. 

A summer season, which Jake Wells 
declares will bring some of the fore- 
most stock players in the country to 
Atlanta, will open at either the Lyric 
or the Grand, Easter Monday. 

The Lucille La Verne Co., with 
Percival Aylmer and Margaret Chaffee 
in leads, will start the season. 

The "visiting star" system is planned 
by Wells, who says he will bring Flor- 
ence Roberts, Nance O'Neil, Cyril 
Scott, Robert Edeson and other stars 
here for two-week stays. 



USING EQUITY CONTRACT. 

Pittsfield, Mass., April 1. 

The Pittsfield Players, managed by 
Wallace Worsley and Robert Graves, 
Jr., inaugurate their second annual sea- 
son here June 1, the engagement to 
continue 15 weeks. Julia Taylor will 
be leading woman. 

Worsley & Graves are the first stock 
managers to use the Actors' Equity 
stock contract 



THREE FOR THE SUMMER 

Cleveland, April 1. 
Three stock companies are likely to 
furnish entertainment for Cleveland 
during the hot months. The Shuberts 
will place a company in the Colonial, 
at the Metropolitan an organization will 
be installed to give performances dur- 
ing July and August, and at the Cleve- 
land the Holden Players, after a short 
rest, will continue with their produc- 
tions. 



NEW COMPANY "XT ORPHEUM. 

Philadelphia, April 1. 

Beginning next week and until the 
end of the summer season, practically 
? new company will make up the B. 
F. Keith Orpheum Players at the 
Chestnut Street opera house. Six of 
the present aggregation leave Phila- 
delphia. They are Berton Churchill, 
Helen Reimer, George Barbier, Gen- 
evieve Cliffe, Lynn Overman and 
Ralph Remley. Churchill, Overman, 
Remley, Miss Reimer and Miss Cliffe 
go to the Albee Stock Co., Providence, 
while Mr. Barbier will join a stock at 
Washington. 

The new members of the company, 
who will begin April 6th in "Broadway 
Jones," are Thurston Hall, Florence 
Roberts. Edward Horton, and George 
Parker. Later in the season Beatrice 
Noyes will join the company. 



MORTON COMPANY TRAVELING 

Spokane, April 1. 

After five years' continuous stock 
engagements in San Francisco and Los 
Angeles, the Frank Morton Musical 
Comedy Company opened its season 
at the American here Sunday night. A 
tour of six months will follow in Can- 
ada and the northwest. 

The show carries six productions. 
The company embraces Joseph Sturm, 
Frank Morton. Gladys Vaughan, Jerrie 
Valentine, Fay Winsella. Lydia Black, 
Jack Fleming, Ralph De Lee Vincent 
Mac Fee and Bob Halcott agent. 



ROSELLE LEADING EMPIRE CO. 

Syracuse, April 1. 

The Empire Stock Co. opens its 
spring and summer season at the Em- 
pire April 20. lone McGrane, leading 
woman with the Wieting Stock of 1913, 
leads the company, with Helen Dahl 
second woman, Blanche Frederici, 
characters, and Edith Speare, ingenue. 

William Roselle is the leading man. 
At present he is in "Marrying Money" 
at the Princess, New York. Malcolm 
Owen will be the juvenile man and 
light comedian; William S. Sams, di- 
rector and character man. Mr. Sams 
is at present connected with "The Mis- 
leading Lady," now in New York. 
Arthur Hyman is stage manager. The 
second man is A. D. Sims, the char- 
acter comedian, Horace H. Porter, and 
the second character comedian, W. 
Clathe Miller. 

The company is under the manage- 
ment of D. M. Kaufman, who managed 
the company three years ago. The 
scenic end of the production will be 
looked after by Martin Butler. 



POLI STOCK RESUMING. 
New Haven, April 1. 
Stock will be resumed here at Poli's 
next Monday when a newly-organized 
company opens in "Broadway Jones" 
with the leads played by Ramsay Wal- 
lace and Lovell-Alice Taylor. 

Hartford, April 1. 
Poli's stock season starts here April 
11, when a company, now being or- 
ganized by Oily Logsdon, New York, 
opens for an expected spring and sum- 
mer stay. 



STOCK ON THE ROCKS. 

Chicago, April 1. 
The DeForest Stock Co., at the 
Grand theatre since September, went 
on the rocks last week without paying 
salaries. DeForest was financially 
aided by A. R. Crum of the Frigid 
Fluid Embalming Co., and things 
seemed to be running smoothly un- 
til three weeks ago when Crum pulled 
out. DeForest had to give up con- 
trol. The cast included Charles Sid- 
dons, V. A. Varney, Joe Cimbal, Ger- 
trude Harrington, Elizabeth Stewart, 
Al Newman, R. Walling and Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry. They worked the houses 
on the "commonwealth" plan for two 
weeks, but found things impossible 
and vacated to allow the house own- 
ers to install a new company with 
Ethel Alton in the lead. 



Organizing for Celeron. 
Jamestown, N. Y., April 1. 

William Courneen, formerly playing 
leads with the Bisbee Players at the 
Samuels Opera House, is organizing a 
company to open in stock at the same 
house April 13. 

When the summer season opens at 
Celeron Park the company will move 
to the lake resort. Edward T. Con- 
nelly, manager of the opera house, has 
been appointed manager of the Cele- 
ron theatre. 



STOCKS CLOSING. 

Jersey City, April 1. 
Harry Grahame's stock company, 
which has been operating at the Acad- 
emy of Music, closed shop Saturday 
night 

Schenectady, April 1. 
The stock engagement of Tim 
Leavin's Players here at the Mohawk 
was brought to a close Saturday night. 

Cleveland, April 1. 

The Vaughan Glaser Co. is bidding 

farewell to its Cleveland friends this 

week with a performance of "The 

Walls of Jericho" at the Metropolitan. 



CHI'S ALTERNATING STOCKS. 

Chicago, April 1. 

The Englewood and Haymarket will 
have stock burlesqtfe this summer. 
Two companies will be recruited and 
shifted from one house to the other. 

Edward T. Beatty of the Englewood 
and John Kirk of the Haymarket are 
interested in the arrangement, while 
Will H. Roehm will act as general 
manager. 



BRINGING BACK WARBURTON. 

Yonkers, N. Y., April 1. 

The Warburton reopened Monday, 
when the Warburton Hall Association 
(owner of the theatre building) began 
a series of productions. The current 
play is "The Royal Slave," ably ren- 
dered by Walter Hubbell, of this city, 
supported by an excellent New York 
company. 

April 13, a first-class stock company, 
under the management of Howard 
Rumsey, will start the summer season. 
The opening piece will be "The Rain- 
bow." Mr. Rumsey will be assisted in 
the management of the house by Clif- 
ford Woodward, who will be house 
manager. 



GOING BACK TO AUBURN. 

Auburn, N. Y., April 1. 
Morey Driske, with the Gotham 
stock, Brooklyn, and Eleanor Earl, 
withe the Ross-Fenton Players, who 
headed the local stock last season, will 
return for another engagement, open- 
ing April 13 in "Paid In Full." 



Stock People Signing. 

Passaic, N. J., April 1. 
Nellie Gill has been signed through 
the Betts & Fowler agency, New York, 
as leading woman of Chase's Players 
here. 

Elmira, N. Y., April 1. 
Caroline Mackey is the latest acqui- 
sition to the A. C. Dorner stock com- 
pany. 

Montreal, April 1. 
Helen Conant and James Duncan 
were engaged in New York this week 
for prominent places with the Metro- 
politan theatre stock. 



Gersten Postpones Opening Date, 

The proposed inauguration of stock 
in the Royal by Frank Gersten has been ^ 
postponed un* : * about the middle of 
May. In the Bronx Gersten is now 
featuring Lowell Sherman as the com- 
ing head of the new stock. 



VARIETY 



13 



RELEASED! 



Stories and jokes heard on the New York Stage this week, released 
for general usage long ago. 



— 



Comedy — Do you know my sister 
wen^t out in the hall and sat down by 
the steam heat to get warm and we 
can't find her? 

Straight — You don't mean it? 

Comedy — The rad-i-ator (raddy ate 
her). 



Woman — Are oysters healthy? 

Man — I never heard them complain. 

Straight — Where are you stopping? 

Comedy — At the Knickerbocker. 

Straight — You don't say so? 

Comedy — Yes, all the big bugs stop 
there. (Business of scratching the 
back). 

Comedy — Why does a chicken cross 
the street? 

Straight — Oh, I know and every- 
body knows that, old boy. To get on 
the other side, of course. 

Comedy — All wrong again. She's 
got a date over there, you big boob. 

Soubret — Do you keep chickens? 
Comedy — I can't — on my salary. 
(100 variations). 



Man — Have you heard the story of 
the two holes? 
Woman — No! 
Man— Well! well! 

Minstrel Interlocutor — Well, how do 
you feel this evening, Mr. Bones? 

End Man— Well, Mr. Middleman, I 
feel like an old stove. 

Int.— How's that? 

End Man — All blacked up. 

Comedy — I went into the saloon to 
get a cocktail. 
Straight— Well, did you get it? 
Comedy — No, the Man-hattan-any. 

Comedy — Did you know I'm an 
artist? 

Straight — You told me you were a 
circus clown. 

* Comedy— Oh, get out! Why I drew 
a picture of a hen so natural the other 
day that when I threw it in the waste 
basket it laid there. 

Woman — Did you know it's Ikey's 
birthday tomorrow? We must give 
him something for a present. 

Man — Oh, wash the windows and let 
him watch the street cars go by. 

Straight — Did you hear about the 
Brooklyn Federal League ball team? 

Comedy — Yes, they should win out. 

Straight— How's that? 

Comedy — Why they're Tip Top and 
have plenty of dough behind 'em. 



Funny Man— "If I had held this 
hand ten years ago I would have had 
a full house now." 



April 13, to take place of a stock com- 
pany which will be disbanded for this 
season. Max Faetkanhauer, who pro- 
duced popular operas in Cleveland for 
a number of seasons, will direct the 
opera company at the Washington. 

Adelaide Norwood, Johanna Kris- 
toffy, Gertrude Rennyson, Marguerite 
Crawford, Louise Lebaron, Rosalia 
Chalia, Henry Taylor, Henry Baron, 
Arthur Deane, Franko Werk, Marshal 
Vincent and Alexander Bevan have 
been engaged. 

M. Fichandler will be musical di- 
rector and Charles H. Jones, stage di- 
rector. 

The operas to be given are "Aida," 
"111 Trovatore," "Lohengrin," and 
"Carmen." Prices will be from 25c to 
one dollar. 

Should the opera be successful Mr. 
Faetkenhauer will remain another four 
weeks and produce musical stock. 



STANDING-MOROSCO SUIT ON. 

Los Angeles, April 1. 

The suit of Herbert Standing, well 
known English actor, father of Guy 
Standing, against Oliver Morosco, for 
$5,000, was begun in court here this 
week. 

Morosco dismissed Standing, who 
came here under contract, saying he 
could not come across with his accent 
and stammered his lines. Standing 
says he will convince the jury the alle- 
gations are untrue. 



EDITOR REGULAR CRITIC. 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

Theo Aylward, business manager of 
the Grand opera house, found the fol- 
lowing article in the Lake Worth 
(Fla.) Herald: 

"Diamonds and Hearts," a comedy 
drama in three acts, was presented at 
the clubhouse last night by the Lake 
Worth Dramatic Club before a large 
and appreciative audience. Each char- 
acter was especially well sustained and 
it was demonstrated that there is much 
dramatic talent in the city." 

(Editor's Note.— This was written 
before the play was given, as The 
Herald is forced, by reason of its large 
circulation, to go to press Wednesday 
morning so that all the papers may be 
in the post office by Thursday night. 
As the editor has seen the dramatic 
company rehearse, he feels certain that 
the notice of the play is correct.) 



FAETKENHAUER'S GRAND OPERA. 

Detroit, April 1. 
The Washington theatre announces 
four weeks of grand opera, starting 



ARRANGED IN CONNECTICUT. 

Hartford, Conn., April 1. 

The theatre managers of the state 
have organized the State Manager's 
Association for mutual protection, and 
propose to take action upon legislative 
and other matters affecting their busi- 
ness. 

Manager W. D. Ascough of Poli's. 
is president; Manager Morrison of the 
Princess, vice-president; and II. C. 
Parsons' secretary and treasurer. 

If yon don't advtrtlno In VARIETY, 
don't ndvertlMt at nil. 



CABARETS 




Louise La Gai may yet find herself 
listed among the faculty of the Uni- 
versity of California, at Berkley, in 
that State. The dancer, now on the 
New York Roof, will instruct the 600 
students of the college for three 
months during the summer, in the art 
of dancing, using the stage of the 
Greek theatre at the University for 
the exposition of a specially prepared 
program by the danseuse. 

It's a pretty close question now- 
adays if the dance craze is not being 
held up in New York by the recruits 
rather than those who have been danc- 
ing for a long while. The complexion 
of the crowds around the dancing 
places is continually changing. Where 
the former habitues were on hand each 
evening, now they show once in awhile, 
perhaps mutely saying there is such a 
thing as too much of it, when booze 
and banter must be kept up to a fast 
gait of ragging that is quite wearing on 
the soles or souls. 

The opening of the new Hotel Na- 
varre, Broad street, Newark, occurred 
March 27. John N. Dochney is man- 
ager. 

Maurice and Florence Walton sail 
for Europe April 9. The dancers are 
playing Hammerstein's this week, and 
in working up some outside interest a 
defi was sent to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon 
Castle, challenging the latter to a 
match contest to decide which had the 
right to be hailed as "America's pre- 
miere dance couple." The Waltons 
are ready to deposit a $5,000 check 
(through the press agent for Hammer- 
stein's), which will go to the winners, 
the Castles to select the time, place 
and determine nature of contest, but 
must make the date before the Wal- 
tons sail. 



A restaurant-cabaret in New York, 
one of the better class, that is without 
a hotel license permitting it to sell 
drinks after 1 a. m., moves its patrons 
upstairs to a suite in the office building 
after hours, where continues the joy 
unrefined. 

Mayor Mitchel's committee deciding 
upon two o'clock as the closing hour 
for the dancing cabarets under an all- 
night license appears to meet with the 
ideas of most of the dancers. While 
dancing must then stop, in some res- 
taurants where the all-night license 
stands for what it means, eating and 
drinking may be continued. The two 
o'clock order for dancing will proba- 
bly be effective as long as all the danc- 
ing-cabarets observe it. If one or two 
allow dancing all night (and they arc 
very apt to attempt it), it will cause 
dissatisfaction and may result in time 
in the revocation of the two o'clock or- 
der. So far the dancing proprietors 
are saying nothing, waiting for the 
licenses to be issued. Two o'clock is 
a fair closing hour. Tt will he the 
means of preventing much intoxication 
that usually arrives with a later hour, 



but three o'clock and making that hour 
absolute would have proven better in 
the long. run. Most of the dancen 
leave before two. The men must be 
up in the morning and will not linger 
too long excepting on a holiday eve or 
a Saturday night. Sunday night in 
New York somehow has never beet 
good for the dancing cabarets. Th< 
crowd then is thin. If the all-nigh 
license holds to its terms Sunday danc 
ing is a matter that must be settled, ai 
the license will call for the cessatioi 
of danefng from midnight Saturday un 
til Monday. 

Bustanoby's at 60th street (formerly 
Martin's) is thinking of turning its 
entire floor over to Dorothy Russell, 
daughter of Lillian, and calling it the 
Russell Room. Dorothy picked up the 
Tango and Maxixe down in South 
America when living there for a couple 
of years while married to one of th« 
native sons. 

Dancing has gotten to the Ohio 
River. The boats between Coney Isl- 
and and Cincinnati have their Tango 
and one-step parties en route. 

A Dancing floor has been laid L 
the main dining room of the Hotel As- 
tor (45th street side). Dancing was 
tried without success in the rathskeller 
or grill downstars. 

Cincinnati, April 1. 
Harry Messinger, the Sinton Hotel 
dancer, has a new partner, Florence 
Crepps, late of "The Pleasure Seek- 
ers." She replaces Regina Connelly 
who returned to New York. Messin- 
gcr and Miss Crepps are now under 
the management of Lou Cassidy. 

Chicago, April 1. 
At the Edelweiss Cafe last week, 
where Jake Sternad arranged a spe- 
cial program, calling it Grace Cameron 
Night, a number of local celebrities 
braved the young gale to attend. 
Jimmy Henschel is now in charge of 
the North American cabaret, which se- 
cures its attractions through the 
W. V. M. A. along with Rector's and 
the Edelweiss where Jake Sternad 
presides. 

Chicago, April 1. 
Peter DeRock, husband of » former 
cabaret singer, was shot and killed in 
Carmen Gardens, a North Side re- 
sort, last Saturday night. Edward 
O'Donnell is accused of the crime. 

Cincinnati, April 1. 

The squad of earnest workers who 
have been cabaretting at the Orpheum 
Winter Garden since last fall are tem- 
porarily out of jobs. 

The Winter Garden closed sudden- 
ly Saturday night. Regular patrons 
were counting on it to keep open until 
May, business has not been very 
goofl. excepting Tuesday and Satur- 
day nights. Fennell and Leussing, 
r'anccrs at the Garden, are at the Or- 
pheum as extra attraction. 



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Theatres Mated as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "S-C" following* name (usually "Empress") are on the 
Bullivan-Consldlne Circuit. Proctor's Circuit houses, where not listed as "Proctor's," are Indi- 
cated by (pr) following the name. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph." "Orpheum 
Circuit— "U. B. O.," United Booking Offices— "W. V. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "8. C," Bullivan-Consldlne Circuit — "P." Pantages Circuit — "Loew." Marcus 
I,oew Circuit— "Inter." Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A,) — "M," James C Mat- 
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(Chicago)— "bl." Bert Levey (San Francisco) — "Sva," Western States Vaudeville Association 
(San Francisco) — "web." Webster Vaudeville Circuit (Chicago) — "cos," E. J. Cox (Chicago) — 
"the." Theatre Booking Corporation (Walter F. Keefe) (Chicago) — "a," J. H. Alos (Montreal) 
— "Sun." Ous 8un Circuit (Springfield, O.). 

Lorraine a Dudley 
3 Hlckey Bros 
Mack a Bills 
(Two to ill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
The Keltons 
Earl a Curtis 
Anderson a Burt 
Wilson a Wilson 
Nell McKtnley 
Slg Frani Tr 

(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Viola Duval 
Ross Fen ton Players 
McMahon a Mayne 
Chas Leonard Fletcher 
Frey Twins 

(Three to fill) 
ST JAME8 (loew) 
Viola Duval 
Ross Fenton Players 
McMahon a Mayne 
Chas L Fletcher 
Frey Twins 

(One to fill) 
2d half 
The Keltons 
Earl a Curtis 
Anderson a Burt 
Nell McKlnley 
81s Frani Tr 

(One to fill) 



York 

HAMMERSTEINS 
(ubo) 
Primrose A Dockstader 
Lew Dockstader 
Geo Primrose 
Ellnore a Williams 
Florence Tempest 
Six Brown Bros 
Curzon Sisters 
Klutlng's Animals 
.Toe Pino 
Richards 

PALACE (orph) 
Gertrude Hoffmann 
Sebastian A Bentley 
"Sunny South" 
Flanagan A Edwards 
Lyons A Yosco 
FlavlUa 
Les Yost 

(Others to fill) 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Fox A Dolly 
"Red Heads" 
Mason Keeler Co 
Lambert A Ball 
Hussey A Lee 
Minnie Allen 
Frozlnl 
The Bracks 

ALHAMBRA (ubo) 
Mr A Mrs C DeHaven 
Hermlne Shone Co 
Sam A Kitty Morton 
Sallle Fisher 
Kramer a Morton 
Pedereon Bros 
De Witt Young a Sis 

(Others to nil) 
BRONX (ubo) 
Sawyer a Jarrott 
Darrell a Conway 
Albert Perry Co 
Stepp Goodrich a K 
3 Re nerds 

(Others to fill) 

AMERICAN (loew) 
The Daleys 
Diaz Monkeys 
Brown A Newman 
Morton a Austin 
Genson a Nelson 
"Billy's Tombstone" 
Louise Mayo 
Ward Bell A Ward 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Dollar Troupe 
Borden A Shannon 
"Between Trains" 
Lew Wells 
Bessie LeCount 
Morton A Austin 
Wanda 

(Two to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Ruth Budd 
Mabel .Tones 
Avellng A Lloyd 
Dorothy Rogers Co 
Haydn Bertln A Haydn 
Geo Jays 

(One to fill) 

2d hnlf 
Genson & Nelson 
"Oh Effle" 
Artie Hall 
Cycling McNutts 
Purton & Lcrnor 
The P&lys 

(Two to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Kaiser's Dogs 
"Ward 22" 
Borden & 9hannon 
Kelso A Lelgbton 
Bessie I.ieCount 
Oliver Arnando Tr 

(One to fill) 
2d hnlf 
.T C Lewis Co 
I.ouIhp Mayo 
Herman Llcb Co 
Hush & Shapiro 
Dcltorrlll A GlInRando 

(One to All) 
NATIONAL (loew) 
Miller & Hnckrtt 
Herman Lleb Co 
Nichols Sisters 
Kulllvor Bros 

(Two to nil) 



2d half 
Mabel Jones 3 
Dorothy Rogers Co 
Ralph Edwards 
Wall Bell A Ward 

(Two to fill) 
7TH AVE (loew) 
Montrose A Lytell 
"Love In Holland" 
Bogart A Nelson 
Wanda 

(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Miller A Hackett 
"Billy's Tombstone" 
Hurst Watts A Hurst 
Wills A Hassan 

(Two to fill) 
GREELEY (loew) 
Zelaya 

Fennel A Tyson 
"Between Trains" 
Brady A Mahoney 
Dollar Troup 

(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Morris A Beasley 
"Winning Widows" 
Mack Strauss 

(Five to fill) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
McGlnnls Bros 
Artie Hall 
"Son of Solomon" 
Brant Bros 

(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Luola Blalsdell 
Kelso A Leigh ton 
Hilda Hawthorne 
Holmes A Holllston 
Oliver Arnando Tr 
LINCOLN (loew) 
"Winning Widows" 
Lew Wells 
Wills A Hassan 
(Three to nil) 
2d half 
"Love In Holland" 
Wormwood's Animals 
The Stantons 
Cliff Bailey 

(Two to fill) 
GRAND (loew) 
Little Nemo 
Al Rover 
Burton A Lerner 
Hilda Hawthorne 
Allan A FranclB 
Wormwood's Animals 

(One to All) 
2d half 
Robert Sterling 
Craig A Overholt 
Gordon A Murphey 
Wood A Doralne Sis 
Medlln CI A Townes 
The Torleys 
DeAlma Pcry A Ray 

Brooklyn 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 

Bernard Relnold Co 

Jack Wilson Co 

Fatlma 

Hlnes A Fox 

(Others to fill) 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 

Orford's Elephants 

"Kid Kabaret" 

Klrksmlth Sisters 

Avon Comedy 4 

Ryan A Lee 

Fred Duprez 

Vinton A Buster 

Juggling De Llflle 
(Others to nil) 
BIJOU (loew) 

Kolt & D»Mont 

OIku Cook 

'fildo Lights" 

Rulph Edwards 

Cycllne Mcnutts 
(Two to All) 
2d hnlf 

Montrose & Lytell 

Brown & Newman 

Zelaya 

"Behind Footlights" 

Nichols Sisters 

Diaz Monkeys 

(One to fill) 
FULTON (loew) 

Morris & Beasley 

Minstrels 

J C Lewis Co 

Mae FranclB 



3 EscardoB 

(One to fill) 
2d half 
Brown A Moulton 
Avellng a Lloyd 
"Side Lights" 
Olga Cook 
Minstrels 

(One to nil) 
LIBERTY (loew) 
Blake A Harvard 
"It Is To Spend" 
The Stantons 
General Plsano 

(One to fill) 
2d half 
Frevoll 

Rogers A O'Donnell 
Felix Haney Co 
Paul LeVan A Dabs 

(One to fill) 
SHUBERT (loew) 
Cliff Bailey 
Medlln CI A Townes 
Deltorell! A Gliasando 
"Mel. How Could You" 
Herbert A Dennis 
Torleys 

(One to nil) 
2d half 
Fennel A Tyson 
Woods Animals 
Mae Francis 
"Son of Solomon" 
Brant Bros 

(Two to fill) 
COLUMBIA (loew) 
Frevoll 

Baker A Murray 
Wood A Doralne Slss 
Jack Strauss 

(One to nil) 
2d half 
Allen A Francis 
"It Is To Spend" 
Al Rover 
Kaiser's Dogs 

(Two to fill) 



MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Ramsey 81sters 
Billy Sheer 
"Fair Co-flJde" 
Clark A McCullough 
"Visions La Flame" 

2d half 
"Pinafore Kiddles" 

Atlanta, Ga. 

FORSYTHB (ubo) 
Ray Cox 
Arthur Deagon 
"Fixing Furnace" 
Wills A Hassan 
Paul La Croix 
Kitamura Japs 
(Two to fill) 

Battle Crook, Mlek. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
American Trumpeters 
Tracey A Rose 
"Passenger Wreck" 
Moss A Frye 
Shreck A Perclval 

2d half 
"Lovers Lunatics" 

Bay City, Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Brown A Jackson 
Venlta Gould 
"When Women Rule" 
Adams A Quhl 
The Dorians 

2d half 
"Going up" 

BIIIIbsw, Moat. 

BABCOCK (so) 
Skatelles 

Oreen McHenry A D 
•4 Of a Kind" 
Julian Rose 
Paul Azard Troupe 



SHEA'S (ubo) 
Chlng Ling Foo 
Madden A Fltrpatrick 
McKay a Ardine 
Roach a McCurdy 
Skating Boar 
(Others to fill) 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Pearl Stevens 
Consul Pedro 
Arthur a Grace Terry 
Tollman 

Mario a Clements 
Sails Bros 

(Two to fill) 

LYRIC (loew) 
Mitchell Olrls 
Arthur Moris 
Damascus Troupe 
Baler a Webb 
Grace Darnely 
Matte 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Berry a Berry 
"Barefoot Boy" 
"Salvation Sue" 
Morrlssey a Hackett 
Plcchlsnl Troupe 



Ala. 

LYRTC (ubo) 
Taylor Granville Co 
Raymond A Caverly 
Ward & Ratcllff 
Hopkins Sisters 
Austin Webb 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
'The BeautleB" 
Winona Winters 
Louise Galloway Co 
Duffy A Lorenz 



LYRIC (m) 
"Soul Kiss" 
Skipper Kennedy A R 
Jos Remington Co 
Scott A Wallace 
Wartenberg Bros 
CaJ oa a o 
EMPRE8S (sc) 

Halsted St 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Sbeck D'Arvllle A D 
Marie 8toddard 
John Doyle 
Frank Morrell 
Torrelll's Circus 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Horace Ooldln 
Elizabeth Murray 
Btckel A Watson 
Hayward Stafford Co 
Bert Levy 
Cartmell A Harris 
Ray Conlln 
The Dalys 

PALACE (orph) 
Jack Norworth 
Travllla Bros A Seal 
Bert Errol 
Lydla Barry 
Paul Conchas 
Clark A Verdi 
Wlllard Slmms Co 
Nonette 
Vandlnoff A Louie 

MCVICKER8 (Jls) 
Gene Greene 
Rose A Williams 
Millard Bros 
"Choo Choo Olrls" 
Weber Family 
Texlco 

Dan Lelghton Co 
Warren A Brockway 



COLONIAL (Jls) 
Daliy Haroourt 
Twirling Talbuts 
Casad Irvln a Cased 
Bayos a England 
Zoa Mathews 
Five Lunatics 
Marr a ■vans 
Riding Bldrtdges 

2d half 
Daisy Haroourt 
Monkey Hippodrome 
Pat W Miles Co 
Louis Artos Tr 
U 8 Military Maids 
Miller Bros 

CROWN (Jls) 
Marie Hughes 
Hart Cham a Lef 
Patrick Miles Co 
Louis Artos Tr 

2d half 
Five Bonnells 
Scott a Marks 
(Others to fill) 
WILSON (Jls) 
Archer a Ingersoll 
Alex Kamlnsky 
"Xmas Capers" 

2d half 
Trevltt's Dogs 
Alex Kamlnsky 
3 Old Veterans 



Paull a Boyle 
(Two to All) 
tasoatoa, Oi 
ORPHEUM 
2d half 
(Same bill as at Be- 
gins this Issue) 
PANTAGES (m) 
Ethel Dsvls Co 
Msrtha Russell Co 
Hslllgsn a Sykes 
Dotson a Gordon 
Juggling D'Armo 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Vsnce a Vance 
Gertrude Dudley Co 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Mortimer Snow Co 
(Two to fill) 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Green Beetle" 
"Three Typos" 
Blanch Beullor Co 
Empire Comedy 4 
Leona Stephens 
Loon a Co 

EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Bun Met) 
Cavana Duo 
Sam Ash 

Byron a Langdon 
Joe Cook 

Cleveland 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Wm Faveranam Co 
Mr a Mrs J Barry 
Cabaret 3 
Rolandow Bros 
(Others to nil) 

MILES (the) 
Markee Bros 
Allien a Cullen 
Anna Eva Fay 
Italian Trouhadors 
Marlon Munson 



ACADEMY (loew) 
John B Hymer Co 
Gascb 8lsters 
(Two to nil) 
2d hslf 
Jim Reynolds 
W H Armstrong Co 
3 Donalds 

(One to fill) 

mat. Mica. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Ross Romllll 
Reiff Bros a Murray 
"Bachelors Dream" 
Norwood a Hall 
Dalto Frees Co 
2d half 
Tillle Abbott Co 
Lillian Maynard 
Lillian Doone Co 
Sllber a North 
"Bower of Melody" 

Ft. WayaOf lad. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Met) 

Malvern Comlques 

8sns a Sans 

Tom Waters 

La Deodlma 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Frank Sheridan Co 
Henry Lewie 
Bwor a Mack 
The Roealres 
5 Idaplas 
(Others to fill) 



MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
La Toy Bros 
Crelghton 81s 
"Lawn Party" 
CaplUl City 4 
Chalahoo Guatemalans 
Marshall Montgomery 
Wiley a Ten Byck 



Wertk 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
(Open 8un Met) 
Gordon Highlanders 
Norton a Earle 
Wilfred Clark Co 
Mayo A ARraan 
Catherine Countlss Co 
Harry Breen 
Hanlon a Clifton 

Grand Rapids, Mlek. 

COLUMBIA (ubo) 
Will Oakland Co 
5 8ullys 
Vlolinsky 
Knapp a Cornelia 
8prague a McNeece 
(Others to fill) 



TEMPLE (ubo) 
Ethel Green 
Rube Dickinson 
Olrard a West 
Richmond a Msnn 
Wilson Bros 
(Others to fill) 



ORPHEUM 
Geo Damerel Co 
Kelly a Pollock 
Demarest a Chabot 
Maxlme a Bobby 
Chick Sale 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Ladelfa Comlques 
Nestor a Delberg 
John R Gordon Co 
American Comedy 4 
Adas Family 

Deo Molaoo 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Doris Wilson Co 
McMahon Diamond A C 
Edna Showalter 
Smith Cook A Bran 
Kelly Duo 

(Others to nil) 



ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Hyams A Mclntyre 
McConncl A Simpson 
Hershel Hendler 
Lewis A Dody 
Prelle's Dogs 
(Others to fill) 



TEMPLE (ubo) 
Alice Lloyd 
Wm St James Co 
Gould A Asblyo 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Lockett A Waldron 
Chief Caupollcan 
2 Jonleys 

MILES (the) 
Slegel A Matthews 
Tlelds A Brown 
The Goodalls 
Eekert A Berg 
Pauline 

Dalata 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
James H Cullen 
Nelson A Nelson 
Pan tier Duo 
Harry B Lester 



Ooaa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Sam Bernard Jr 
Grace De Mar 
Williams A WolfUB 
Brlerre A King 
Davis Family 
(Others to fill) 

Honokea, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Rogers A O'Donnell 
Felix Haney Co 
Jim Reynolds 
Paul LaVan A Dabs 
(One to All) 
2d half 
Blake A Harvard 
"Line No Resistance" 
3 Eecardoe 

(Two to fill) 

Hot Snrlaaw, Ark. 

PRINCESS (sc) 
Two Lowes 
Leo Beers 

Milton A De Long Sis 
Lewi h A Norton 
3 Emersons 

2d hslf 
The Travlolas 
Relzae A Baker 
The Doughertys 
Pearl Bro A Burns 
(One to fill) 

■oaatoa 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Carl Rosine Co 
Sbriner A Richards 
Lydla McMillan Co 



Trovato 
Scott A Keane 
Conlln Steele A Car 
6 Abdallahs 

ladlaaaaollo 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Anna Held's Daughter 
Cross A Josephine 
Will Rogers 
Marie Dorr 
Jones A Sylvester 
Keller A Wler 

LYRIC (sc) 
Todd Nards 
Ronalr A Ward 
Klnklad Players 
Savoy A Brennan 
3 Harbys 



Jaekaoa, Mlek. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Pinafore Kiddles" 

2d half 
Ramsey 81s ten 
Billy Sheer 
"Fair Co-eds" 
Clark A McCullough 
"Visions La Flame" 

JaokooBTllla 

ORPHEUM (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Dave Wellington 

Stan Stanley 3 

Grace Wilson 

Saraclna's Band 

(One to OH) 
Kalosaaaoo, Mlek. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 

"Lovers Lunatics" 
2d half 

American Trumpeters 

Tracey A Rose 

"Passenger Wreck" 

Moss A Fyre 

8hreck A Perclval 



Csty. Mo. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Nance O'Nell Co 

Murphy Nichols Co 

Julius Tanen 

Al Von Tllzer 

Ambler Bros 

EMPRB8S (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Barton A Lovery 

Katherlne Klare 

Richard Mllloy Co 

Joe Whitehead 

Sylvester 

"Day at Circus" 
Kaoreille* Teaa. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 

Chip a Marble 

Martini a Fabrlnl 

Gray Trio 

Bert Hanlon 

Bartholdl's Birds 

Lansrfaa;, Mlek, 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Tillle Abbott Co 
Lllltsn Maynard 
Lillian Doone Co 
Sllber a North 
"Bower of Melody" 

2d half 
Rosa Romllll 
Relff Bro a Murray 
"Bachelors Dream" 
Norwood A Hall 
Dalto Frees Co 

Llaeola 

ORPHEUM 
Dr Herman 
Eddie Leonard 
Wllla Holt Wakefield 
Dooley A Sayles 
(Others to fill) 

Little Rock, Ark. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Rand's Dogs 
Vera De Basslni 
Stanley A AConoyer 
Pearl Bro A Burns 
Livingston 3 

2d half 
Two Lowes 
Leo Beers 

Milton A De Long Sis 
Lewis A Norton 
3 Emersons 

Loe Aasrelea 

ORPHEUM 

Marie Lloyd 

Ray Samuels 

Cameron A O'Connor 

Carlisle A Romer 

Sam Barton 

(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Dennis Bros 

Berke A Korae 

Rosso w Midgets 

R E O'Connor Co 

Murray Bennett 
PANTAGES (m) 

"Priestess of Kama" 

Edwin Keough Co 

E J Moore 

Weston. A Leon 

Spanish Goldlnos 

Loalowtlle 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Louis Simons Co 



Nina Payne 
Burkbardt A White 
3 Keatons 
De Vole 3 
(Others to fill) 

Mesaakla 

OP?HBUM 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Fred Lindsay 
Hale A Peterson 
3 Lelghtons 
Martin Johnson 
Montambo A Wells 
(Others to fill) 



MAJE8TIC (orph) 
Van A Beaumont Sis 
Sbaw A McCord 
John A Mae Burke 
Gardiner 3 
Diamond A Brennan 
Girl from Milwaukee 
Wilson A Pearson 

2 Alfreds 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

3 Falcons 
Moscropy Sisters 
Hallen A Fuller 
Dick Lynch 

"More Sin Than Us- 
ual" 

CRYSTAL (the) 
Billy Austin 
Geo A Marie Brown 
Will H Fox 
Toney Cornettl 3 
Hendricks Belle Is Co 

ORPHEUM (the) 
Roman Budwlck 
Tbe Hartmans 
Wilson A Lenore 
Great Henri 



ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Claude A Fan Usher 

rronson A Baldwin 

Sharp A Turek 

Exposition 4 

Valmont A Raynon 
(Others to fill) 
MILES (the) 

Alpha Troupe 

Murray A HUllan 

Dave Austin Co 

El Cota 

Piccolo Midgets 
UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Two Georges 

Rathskeller 3 

Mary Gray 

Tom Nawn Co 

Onalp 

MoatroaL Oaa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Cressy A Dayne 
Abeam Troupe 
Kirk A Fogarty 
Ashley A Canfleld 
Brooks A Bowen 
Mile Tina 
(Others to nil) 

FRANCAI8 (loew) 
McNamee 
Rita Redmond 
3 Brownies 
The Lock wood s 
Haywood Sisters 
Mysterlo 
Wewkarsrk. If. T. 
COHEN O H (loew) 
Gordon A Murphey 
Brown A Moulton 
Mrs Jane Co 
Harry Thomson 

(One to fill) 
2d half 
General Plsano 
Rose A Moon 
"Mel How Could You" 
Gee Jays 

(One to fill) 

Now Orloaaa 

ORPHEUM 
"Beauty Skin Deep" 
The Zanclgs 
Tbos Jackson Co 
Muriel A Francis 
.Tohn E Hazzerd 
Mullen A Coogan 
Lennet A Wilson 
Bow Rochello, If. T. 

LOEW 
Rose A Moon 
Bush A Shapiro 
Wood's Animals 
2d hair 
Herbert A Dennis 
(Two to fill) 
Bevfelk. Va. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Roht L Dalley Co 
"Matinee Olrls" 
Robbie Gordone 
Bert Melrose 
Buckley's Animals 
(Others to nil) 
Oaklaart. Cal. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
"To Save One Girl" 
Julia Na*h Co 
Mosher Hayes A M 



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Burnt KJlmar A Grady 
Hartley's Wonders 
(PANTAOB8 (m) 
Open Sun Mat) 
Riding Duttons 
Rboda ft Crampton 
Patsy Doyle 
Duncan A Holt 
Clara Stevens Co 

0«4«a, Utah 

ORPHBUM (so) 
(Open Tburs Mat) 
Patrick Franc « W 
Splssell A Mack 
Gladys Wilbur 
Maxwell's Olrls 
Warren A Blanchard 
Clark A Ward 

Omaha 

ORPHEUM 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Valeska Suratt Co 
Sophie Bernard 
Phillips A White 
Hans Roberts Co 
Lou Anger 
Frank Parish 

Ottawa 

DOMINION (ubo) 
Homer Miles Co 
Bison City 4 
Sutton Mclntyre A S 
McCormlck A Wallace 
Ramsdell 3 
(Others to fill) 

Philadelphia 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Chas Qrspewin Co 
Ed Wynn Co 
Ellda Morris 
Cantwell A Walker 
Morris Cronin Co 
Burns A Pulton 
Consul A Betty 
The Peers 

Plttshara-h. 
GRAND (ubo) 
Anna Held 
Lydell Rogers A L 
Harry A Ellis 
Ernie A Ernie 
4 Kasracs 
Meredith* Sisters 
(Others to fill) 
Port Jerri*, N Y 
NEW (shea) 
Eli Dawson 
Orlette A Taylor 
Beulah DeBuse 
2d half 
Thomas A Saparo 
Taylor A Howard 
Plquo 

Portland, Ore. 

ORPHEUM 
Els A French 
Harry Gllfoll 
Thomas A Hall 
Ward A Weber 
The Randalls 
Kartelll 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Eddie Marshall 
Mae A Addis 
Canfleld A Carlton 
Frank Mullane 
Pekinese Troupe 

PANTAGES (m) 
Adgie's Lions 
Milt A Dolly Nobles 
Howard 3 
Arthur Rlgby 
Richards A Montrose 
La Toska 

Prarldeace, R. I. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Trlxie Frlganza 
Fred J Ardath Co 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Lai Mon Kim 
Rempel Sisters 
Chester Kingston 
Apdale's Circus 
(Others to fill) 

(Realna, Caa. 
ORPHEUM 
1st half 
Lillian Shaw 
"Sargeant Bagby" 
Wright ft Dietrich 
Weston ft Claire 
The Berrens 

(Others to fill) 

Richmond 
LYRIC (ubo) 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Redford ft Winchester 
Armstrong ft Clark 
Harry De Coe 
Byal A Early 
(Others to fill) 
Rochester, If. T. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
"School Playground" 
Belle Blanche 
Kennedy No ft Piatt 
Claude Golden 
Merrill ft Otto 
Mabelle ft Ballet 
Vernie Kaufman 

FAMILY (loew) 
Kit KarHon 
Gertie DeMllt 
Ann Walters Co 
Irwin ft Herzog 
Marr A Robinson 
Sacramento 

EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Staine's Circus 
Muck A Atkinson 
Edith Clifford 
Kara 

Klernan Walters A K 
Fanton's Athletes 

Saarlnaw, Mich. 

JEFFERS (ubo) 
"Going Up" 



2d half 
Brown A Jackson 
Venlta Gould 
"When Women Rule" 
Adams A Ouhl • 
The Dorians 

fait Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Gertrude Barnea 
Blnns Blnns A Blnns 
Foster A Lovett 
Louis Hardt 
Billy Rogers 
El Capitalne 

EMPRE8S (sc) 
(Open Wed Mat) 
Bounding Gordons 
Brown ft Blyler 
Rose Tiffany Co 
Jennings ft Dorman 
Sebastlon Merrill Co 
McMahon ft Chapelle 



Aateale 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Mario ft Duffy 
Arthur Geary 
8ager Mlgeley Co 
Mary Norman 
Henshaw ft Avery 
Mack ft Orth 
4 Athletes 

Saa Dleaw 

SAVOY (m) 
"In Laughland" 
Lora 

Elliott ft Mullen 
Leon Rogee 
Frank Smith 



aaa 

ORPHEUM 

Olga Nethsrsole 

John ft Emma Ray 

Herman Tim berg 

Clara Inge 

Caialane ft Denny 
(Others to All) 
EMPRESS (so) 

Fred St Onge Tr 

Ed ft Jack Smith 

Owynn ft Ooasett 

Bessie Browning 

"I've Got It" 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Gunboat Smith 

Walker's Girls 

Granville ft Mack 

Clinton ft Rogers 

Magnanl Family 

St. Leala 

COLUMBIA (Ubo) 

"Wrong From "Start" 

Laddie Cliff 

Cole ft Denahy 

Brltt Wood 

Miller A Stanley 

Dagwell Sisters 

Ioleen Sisters 

PRINCESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Newport ft SUrk 

Violin Beauties 

"Their Get Away" 

Grant Gardner 

Oxford 3 

St. Paal 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ed Fore ft Family 

Nina Barbour 

Bert Fltzglbbons 

DeLeon ft Davis 

Mori Bros 

(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

3 Newmans 

Kammerer ft Howland 

Clem Bevins Co 

Coakland McBrlde ft M 

Robinson's Elephants 

SeraatoBw Pa. 

POLl'S (ubo) 

Howard ft McCane 

"Telephone Tangle" 

Swain Ostman 3 

Libonlti 

Joe ft Lew Cooper 

Howard's Ponies 

Seattle 

ORPHEUM 

"Neptune's Garden" 

Nevlns & Gordon 

Grouch ft Welch 

Monita 6 

Van Hoven 

Pope ft Uno 

(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (sc) 

Zeraldas 

Louis Granat 

"The Punch" 

Bob Hall 

"Mermaid A Man" 
PANTAGES (m) 

Barnold's Dogs 

Narrows Lancaster Co 

Tom Kelly 

Wood ft Lawson 

Jerome ft Carson 

Slonx City 

ORPHEUM 
Annie Kent 
Conley ft Webb 
Lillian Herlein 
Leo Carrillo 
Barrows A Mllo 
(Others to fill) 



Spokane* 

PHEUM (I 



ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ryan nros 

Williams ft Segal 

"Spiegel's Dau Ttater' 

Al Herman 

"Harmony Girls" 



PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Lottie Mayer Girls 
Lasky's "Hoboes" 
Musette 

Rackett Hoover A M 
Cornalla A Wilbur 
Sartaanela, Mae*. 

POLl'S (ubo) 
"Trained Nurses'' 
Herbert Germalne 8 
Mabel Berra 
Ed Morton 
Relsner A Gores 
Hal A Francis 
•jiaenoo, Jf . T. 

GRAND (ubo) 
Belle Baker 
"Woman Proposes" 
Miller A Vincent 
The Hassmans 
(Others to All) 

Taeoeaa 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Will Morris 
Thornton A Corlew 
Dick Bernard Co 
"Quaint Q's" 
Orvills Stamm 

PANTAGEB (m) 
Terry Troupe 
Harry Bulger 
Bettina Bruce Co 
Tom A Stacla Moor* 
Juggling Wagners 

Terra Haatey Ian. 

VARIETIES Twva) 
Geo B Reno Co 
Franklin Batle 
Cummings A Gladylngs 
Kalma Co 
Lloyd A Whitehouse 

2d half 
Miller Kent Co 
Chung Hwa 4 
The Langdons 
Dolice Sisters 
(One to fill) 

Toledo 

KEITHS (ubo) 
•Porch Party" 
Imhoff Conn A Cor 
Melville A Higglns 
Meredith A Snooser 
Walter James 
(Others to Oil) 

Toronto. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Louise Alexander Co 
"Celluloid Sara" 
McFarland A MmeT 
Gordon A Rica 
Cooper A Robinson 
Robt B Keane Co 
3 Bohemians 
Alexander Bros 
YOUNGB ST (loew) 
BUUe Beaton 
Mori Bros 
Friend A Lesser . 
The Criminal > 
Francis Murphy 
Dancing Kennedys 
MartlnetU A Sldello 
Owen Wright 

(Two to All) 
Uttea* Jf. ». 
SCHUBERT (ubo) 
Jas R MoCana Co 



Van A Sohenok 
The Onsen 
Van Bros 

(Others to Oil) 

Vanaaanraffb B. C 

ORPHBUM 
Roshanara 
Theo Roberts Co 
Hufford A Chain 
McDevJtt Kelly A I 
Chas Weber 
(Others to fill) 

IMPERIAL (so) 
Dorsch A Russell 
Harrr Rose 
"In Old New York" 
Usher 8 
Ceelle Bldrid A O 

PANTAGES (m) 
Allsky's Hawallaua 
Creo 

Togan A Geneva 
Comer A Sloan 
De Alberto 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Virginia Harned Co 
8 American Dancers 
Heath A MUlershlp 
Lane A O'Donnell 
Fisher A Oreen 
Mosart Duo 
(Others to fill) 



ORPHBUM 
Bessie Wynn 
Root Haines Co 
Matthews A Shayne 
Wheeler A Wilson 
Hess Slaters 
La Belle OUrlta 

BMPRB88 (so) 
Great Johnstone 
Bijou Russell 
Porter J White Co 
Demareet A Doll 
"Circus Dsya" 

PANTAGES (m) 
Vice 

fi Osrjonls 
Clayton A Lennle 
Bob Flnley Olrls 
C/cllng Brunettes 



OLYMPIA 
"Mtousto" 
Alice O'Brien 
Y Prlntempe 
Mary Thery 
Chariot Maitens 
H Dorvllle 
Footlt A Bona 
Duraiour 
Max Bergar 
bourrllloa 
Jackson's Olrls 

EMPIRE 
The Wehnellys 
Therese AldJbert 
8 Marlani 
Mary A OauUer 
Gaby Moatbreuse 
3 Poppesou 
R Berlin 
Occultus 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NBW YORK. 

"A PAIR OF SIXES"— Longacre (3d week). 
"ALONG CAME RUTH"— Gaiety (7th week). 
BARNUM A BAILBY— Garden (4th week). 
"CHANGE"— Park (29th week). 
GRAND OPERA— Century (28th week). 
"GRUMPY" (Cyril Maude)— Wallack's (17th 

"HELP WANTED"— Elliott (9th week). 
"HIGH JINKS "—Casino (10th week). 
"JERRY" (Billle Burke)— Lyceum (1st week). 
"KITTY MacKAY"— Comedy (12th week). 
"LEGEND OF LENORA" (Maude Adams) — 

Empire (14th week). 
"MARRYING MONEY"— Princess (4th week) 
"OMAR THE TENTMAKER"— Lyric (12th 

week ) . 
"PANTHEA"— Booth (1st week). 
PAVLOVA— Manhattan (April 6). 
"PINAFORE"— Hippodrome (April 9). 
"PEG O' MY HEART"— Cort (68th week). 
"POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Cohan (34th 

W66st) ■ 

REPERTOIRE (Margaret Anglln)— Hudson 

(4th week). 
"SARI"— Liberty (13th week). 
"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE"— Aator (28th 

week). 
"THE BELLE OF BOND STREET" (8am 

Bernard A Gaby Deslys)— Shubert (2d week) 
"THE CRINOLINE GIRL" (El tinge)— Knick- 
erbocker (4th week). 
"THE MIDNIGHT OIRL"— 44th Street (7th 

week) 
"THE MISLEADING LADY"— Fulton (19th 

wcok) 
"THE QUEEN OF THB MOVIES"— Globe 

(13th week). 
"THE RULE OF THREE"— Harris (8th 

week). 
"THE SECRET"— Belasco (14th week). 
"THE WHIRL OF THE WORLD"— Winter 

Garden (13th week). 
"THE YELLOW TICKET"— Eltlnge 

week ) 
"THINGS THAT COUNT"— Playhouse. 
"TO-DAY"— 48th Street (26th week). 
"TOO MANY COOKS"— 39th Street 

week). 



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New York, March 28. 
Editor Variety-: 

The review in Variety dealing with 
"Judith of Bethulia," so far as I am 
concerned, is not correct. I thank you 
very much for the nice things said 
about me, but I consider myself in 
duty bound to ask you to please cor- 
rect the statement that I produced 
"Judith of Bethulia." 

D. W. Griffith staged "Judith," and 
when I called at the Biograph he was 
kind enough to project it for me. 
After seeing it there, I told Mr. Grif- 
fith I was very much afraid I could 
not have done as^ood a job of it. 

Lawrence Marston. 



New York, March 31. 
To the Editor Variety: 

I wish to ask you to give promin- 
ence to this letter which calls for the 
co-operation of artists to help in rais- 
ing $10,000 for "The East Side Home 
4r Day Nursery" for destitute children. 
Towards this end, a benefit is to be 
held in the Grand Ball Room of the 
Waldorf-Astoria, Monday, April 20, 
and the admission fee of $1 will be 
charged. This will entitle the holder 



to the privilege of dancing free or of 
witnessing the special performance* 
which will be given by artists who haw 
kindly volunteered to give their serv- 
ices, each hour, in the Astor Gallery. 
The proceedings will be opened 
by His Honor, Mayor, John Purroy 
Mitchel and Mrs. Mitchel, and will 
continue the whole day till 11 p. m. 

Many hundreds of helpers are wanted 
in all departments and the services 
of the ladies are especially needed on 
this day, in the capacity of program 
sellers, and a thousand-and-one other 
methods of raising money in the sweet 
cause of Charity. 

Alfred E. Henderson, 
Director. 

All offers of services may be ad- 
dressed to me at Aeolian Hall (Suite 
1128-1129), West 42d St., N. Y. City. 



Carthage, N. Y., Mar. 28. 
Editor Variety: 

In Variety was a criticism of a team 
using the name of Hallen and Burt. 
As we have been recognized by that 
name for the past two years we feel it 
is not fair to us. 

Hallen and Burt. 



OBITUARY 



Christiana Hackett, mother of Nor- 
man Hackett, died suddenly March 22 
at her home in Detroit. 



i i 



Giunio Soccolo the character actor 
and of late a stock director, dropped 
dead at his apartments in New York 
City March 27. 



Chicago, April. 1. 
Jack Quinn, stage manager of the 
Auditorium, Spokane, died of heart 
failure, March 22. He was 66 years 
of age. 



San Francisco, April 1. 
Theodore B. Rota, a pioneer man- 
ager of this city, and later on a poli- 
tician more or less successful, was 
buried here March 10, his death occur- 
ring the previous Sunday in St. Luke's 
Hospital. His age was 96. The body 
was cremated. 



"EXCUSE ME"— Olympic (2d week). 
PRINCESS PLAYERS— Princess (3d week). 
"ADELB"— Studebsker (3d week). 
"DADDY LONO-LEOS"— Power's (Stb week). 
"AT BAY"— Blsckstone (3d week). 
"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE"— Cohan's 
(8th week). 



Kansas City, April 1. 
James Flndlay, father of Vera Find- 
lay, died in Kansas City last week. 



John Ury, manager of a theatre in 
Fort Scott, Kas., died March 27. 



Cincinnati, April 1. 
Garrett Runey, 82, father of Clar- 
ence Runey, Ohio, Indiana and Ken- 
tucky representative of the Universal, 
died here March 28 of pneumonia. He 
is the sixth member of Clarencr 
Runey's family to pass away in the 
last year. 



CHICAGO. 

"PECK O' PICKLES"— American (Stb week). 
"HELP WANTED"— Cort (16th week). 
EH. SOTHBRN— Oarrlck (2d week). 



PARIS. 

"MA TANTE D'HONFLEUR"— Varletea. 
"MR. BRETONNEAU" and "DB9TIN EST 

MAITRE"— Porte St-Martln. 
"TOUT O COUP"— Sarab Bernhardt 
"8AMO"— Opera. 
"APHRODITE"— Renaissance. 
"LB PETARD"— Oymnase. 
"DIABLB O QUATRE"— Cbstelet. 
"BELLE A VENTURE"— Vsuderllle. 
"PELERINE ECOSSAISE"— Bouffes. 
"DEUX CANARDS"— Palais Royal. 
"MANNEQUIN"— Marifnr. 
"LA OLU^— Oalte. 
"ENVOLEE" "Deux CouTerta" Corned.— Fran- 

calse. 
"MIOUSIC"— Olympla. 
"OROTE A BABYLONE"— Moulin Rouge. 
"L'EPERVIBR"— Amblgn. 
"JE NE TROMPE PAS MON MART' 

Atbenee. 
"LA VICTIMS" (Corned.)— Champs ElyHeen. 
"FILLE DE FIOARO"— Apollo. 
"PETITE BOUCHE"— Michel. 
REVUES:— Femlna, Follies Bergere, Clgale. 

Ba-Ta-Clan. Scale. Capuclnee. 



Boston, April 1. 
Mrs. Alfred A. Grady, the wife of 
Al Grady, the "Puffy Hear" in "The 
Poor Little Rich Girl," die tragically 
in her husband's arms from heart 
failure in the Hotel Hollis last Friday 
morning. She was better known at 
Minnie Higgins, a singer, and is the 
daughter of the first musical director 
to produce Rice's "Evangeline." Her 
mother and sister live at 527 Riverside 
drive, New York. She had played in 
"The Rose Maid," "Dick Whitting- 
ton," "Buster Brown" and "The New 
ly-Weds." 



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VARILTY 



N£W ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance or 

Reappearance In or Around 

New York 

Carlos Sebastian and Dorothy Bentlcy, 

Palace. 
Flavilla, Palace. 
Les Yost, Palace. 



Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rooney. 

Songs, Dances and Talk. 

28 Mint.; One (Special Drops). 

Colonial. 

It was some tired boy when Pat 
Rooney dragged himself off the Co- 
lonial stage Monday night after ac- 
knowledging the applause. It goes 
without saying that Mrs. Rooney 
(Marion Bent) was also weary but 
likewise elated. They had the toughest 
spot assigned them in many moons, 
following Mr. and Mrs. Carter De 
Haven, but hit it up hard, and having 
a new act which brought out all the 
Rooneys' active and dormant ability, 
the results were certain. The Rooneys 
have discarded their old newstand drop 
and subsequent patter about the papers 
and now have an exterior of the Noth- 
ingworth nickel and dime store. They 
appear from the shop with Miss Bent 
dropping one of her bundles and the 
eccentric, hopping about Pat picking 
it up. There's some snappy patter and 
a smart little song about Nancy and 
Clancy that fits. Pat and Marion then 
dance, and in evening clothes appear 
before a drop that shows the interior 
of a ballroom. Here they do some of 
the newfangled steps and fatten their 
average. As an encore Pat does a danc- 
ing imitation of an orchestra director. 
For this a mannikin orchestra is car- 
ried. Pat, in a red band coat, waves 
his arms and dances all around as he 
waves the baton. It makes a dandy 
encore. Pat also did a ventriloquial 
bit with a stage hand that was a big 
laugh. He used up all the old encore 
bits he ever employed. The new act 
makes the Rooneys work harder than 
ever before. Mark. 



The Brads (2). 

"Sunshine Capers" (Comedy-Acrobatic) 

10 Mins.; Two. 

Palace. 

The Brads appear to be English. 
The man recalls out* of the Bradshaw 
Brothers, also from England. The 
woman is a contortionist, and the man 
is the same, with a comedy attachment. 
The act seems a little padded out. It 
opened the Palace show Monday even- 
ing. A trifle beyond the average turn 
of its kind. Sime. 



Medlin, Clark and Townes. 
Rathskeller Trio. 
11 Mins.; One. 
American. 

Three men without a piano, but with 
dress suits, crinkled shirt bosoms and 
black silk watch-chains about the neck. 
Open with trio harmonizing, ballad 
solo, popular duet, trio number. Bois- 
terous orchestration (plenty of brass). 
Good big small time act. Jolo. 



Mme. Doree ft Co. (11). 

"Great Moments from Grand Opera." 

36 Mins.; Special Seta. 

Palace. 

"Great Moments from Grand Opera" 
has been laid out along the lines (in its 
running) of Amelia Bingham's "Great 
Moments from Great Plays." A 
woman, badly made up, but with a nice 
speaking voice, informs the audience 
between the skits what's going to next 
happen, and why. "Carmen," "II Tro- 
vatore," "Kigoletto" and "Cavalleria 
Rusticana" were briefly sung, all in 36 
minutes, including the changes of sets. 
Johanna Kris toffy is the individual hit, 
second only to the ensemble choruses, 
in which the entire cast is very strong. 
The programing is made important, 
and the turn scored very big Monday 
night. They are a fair collection of 
singers for vaudeville. This, with the 
appropriate costuming for the charac- 
ters and the furnishings, gives Mme. 
Doree's act an unusual "flash." 

Sime. 



Gertrude Coghlan and Co. (3). 
"A Lesson in Bridge" (Comedy). 
20 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Majestic (Chicago). 

Chicago, April 1. 
One-act comedy by William Hodge. 
Tells the story of a man's attempt to 
cure his wife of the bridge habit. She 
has been losing money. He writes her 
a blackhand letter, disguises himself as 
a blackhandcr and frightens her into 
promising that she will never play 
bridge again. There is not much to 
the sketch, but it does afford a few 
good laughs, and is admirably acted by 
Frank Losee, Gertrude Coghlan (who 
returns to the stage after five years' 
absence) and a young woman not 
named on the program, as the maid. 
Mr. Hodge produced the piece. It was 
rehearsed on tour with him while he 
was playing "The Road to Happiness." 

Reed. 



Montrose and Sydell. 

Singing, Dancing, Acrobats, Bicycle 

Riding, etc. 
14 Mins.; One (3); Full Stage (11). 
American. 

Man and woman, open with song, 
acrobatic stepping. Full stage for bi- 
cycle riding while he does some acro- 
batic stunts and tumbling. Good clos- 
ing three-a-day turn. Jolo. 



Players for the Greenwall. 

New Orleans, April 1. 
The following comprise the Stegncr- 
Muehlman players opening at the 
Greenwall shortly: Charles Balsar, 
Robert Mackay, Ed. Nannery, Robert 
Robson, William Weston, Charles 
Fraser, A. O. Wardburt, Elanor Gor- 
don, Regina Connelli, Ellen Langdon, 
Margaret Lewis, Dorothy Sutton. 



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don't advert!** at all. 



MARIE DRESSLER RESTING. 

Los Angeles, April 1. 

Marie Dressier is here trying to for- 
get her trouble with the Gaiety man- 
agement in 'Frisco. She is staying at 
a beach resort and unusually quiet, re- 
fusing to permit interviews in the local 
newspapers. 

Husband Jack Dalton is in 'Frisco, 
fighting George Anderson, et al. 



AMERICAN. 

The show at the American Roof did 
not start till after 8.30 Tuesday even- 
ing, and with nine acts and a three-reel 
picture, wasn't over till 11.45. The 
picture is under Film Reviews, and 
Medlin, Clark and Townes, and Mont- 
rose and Sydell, New Acts. 

Cliff Bailey, a barrel jumper, opened 
the show and has patterned his turn 
as closely as he dared after Bert Mel- 
rose. He dresses in the comedy kilts, 
gets his gloves caught in the same 
manner, does the bird in tree stunt and 
finishes with the table rocking, doing 
it with barrels. He's a good barrel 
jumper, but gets little out of the com- 
edy, as he's a poor showman. All 
imitators are. 

Milo's Models, with the three posers 
covered with a coating to resemble 
platinum, offer productions of famous 
statuary. Friend and Lesser's act in 
"one" is entitled to commendation for 
the exclusiveness and originality of its 
material They develop a bit of com- 
edy plot with a clever conversational 
song. Herman Lieb and Co. with 
"Dope" closed the first half. 

Arthur Whitelaw, monologist, with 
his Clancy stories, parody and "Top 
o' th' Morning" recitation, pleased the 
audience immensely. Dorothy Rogers 
and Co., with her farcial "Babies a la 
Carte" seems to be as funny as ever 
to the American crowd. Haydn, 
Bertin and Haydn is the successor to 
the former Haydn, Borden and Haydn 
turn, the Bertin being a plump woman. 
The routine has been re-arranged, one 
brother doing straight to the other's 
English chappie, the woman doing a 
solo and also acting as a feeder. Miss 
Bertin might improve things a bit by 
wearing dress shields in her second 
gown. Jolo. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate 
Attractions in New York 



SHOWS CLOSING. 

"Broadway Jones" closed its road 
tour Saturday night. 

Little & Callahan's "Freckles" 
closed on the one-nighters last week. 

Thomas £. Shea and his repertoire 
company closed the road season Sat- 
urday night in Philadelphia. 

In the west the following have closed 
for this season: "The Wolf," "Where 
the Trail Divides," "The Virginian" 
(No. 2), No. 1 disbanding April 4 and 
No. 3 ending its tour last week in 
Texas. 

The Charlotte Walker show, "The 
Trail of the Lonesome Pine," at the 
conclusion of this week's engagement 
at the Grand opera house, will disband 
for the season. 

The New York run of "Peg o' My 
Heart" will come to a close in May, 
when Laurette Taylor will go to Eu- 
rope for a much needed rest. 

San Francisco, April 1. 
The Gaiety Company's "Merry Gam- 
bol" company closed at the Morosco, 
Los Angeles, March 29, returning here 
for disbandment. Marie Dressier was 
not with the show, which held no 
drawing power without her. 

Kansas City, April 1. 
"The White Sister" closed Saturday 
in Paola, Kas., when the house man- 
ager seized the baggage and scenery 
for $40 advanced. 



"Pinaf ore"— Hippodrome (April 9). 

■ 

BOWERY BURLESQUERS. 

Hurtig & Seamon's "Bowery Bur- 
lesquers," on its seventh annual tour, 
has a quoted line on its program copy 
reading: "The show that made Bur- 
lesque famous." That may be an ex- 
aggeration, but it most certainly is a 
show that burlesque may well be 
proud of. At the Columbia last week 
it gathered more laughs than all 
the "blue" shows that have appeared 
there this season put together. 

In order to do this they have a 
good book — good for burlesque at any 
rate — by Thomas T. Railey, with the 
dancing numbers staged by Dan Dody, 
a competent company and a neatly 
costumed chorus. 

It is headed by Eddie Fitzgerald, 
Jack Quinn and Truly Shattuck. 
Fitzgerald as a "Tad" and Quinn with 
his "fly," "flip" talk, reinforced by 
their clever specialty, earned for them 
applause merited. Miss Shattuck as 
"a wealthy widow" was given numer- 
ous opportunities for the display of 
some rich gowns (no tights) and for 
her familiar and pleasing vocalizing. 
She looked and sang as well as she 
did when in musical comedy and vau- 
deville not so long ago. 

The management is entitled to 
thanks for not confining the comedy 
to the featured names. Concerted 
work prevailed throughout. It seemed 
as if they were more than willing to 
give everybody in the company all 
the opportunities to "make good" that 
they felt they could tackle. For in- 
stance there was Harry Wodds, a 
good Hebrew comedian, had the cen- 
ter of the stage as often as the people 
whose names were in big type. Then 
there was Jane May, a pretty and neat 
ingenue, who gave a good account of 
herself. Primrose Semon, the soubret, 
sang like Belle Baker and danced with 
vim and dash. George Snyder, the 
"straight," did several single and 
double specialties. 

The current entertainment being of- 
fered by "The Bowery Burlesquers" 
may be set down as a very high bur- 
lesque standard. Jolo. 



FRANCIS WILSON'S FARCE DULL 

Reading, Pa., April 1. 

"The Myd Mystery," a comedy farce 
in three acts, dramatized from J. 
Storer Clouston's novel by L. T. Brad- 
ley and Francis Wilson, was produced 
Monday night at the Orpheum, for the 
first time, under the personal direction 
of Mr. Wilson and his co-stars. Mr. 
Wilson was assisted by the members 
of the Orpheum Players. 

The plot is weak and will no doubt 
have to be rebuilt before meeting suc- 
cess. The principal male roles are 
handled by Mr. Wilson as Mr. Myd 
and Arthur Elliot as the Bishop of 
Bedford. Amelia Gardner, as the wife 
of Mr. Myd, played her part fairly 
well. Of the Broadway stars that 
stood above all the others was Elsie 
Esmond as Eva Wilson, the resource- 
ful parlor maid. 



VARIETY 



17 



PANTHEA. 

Zat Madame Pezrova is ze moit 

exotic figure on ze New York stage 

zere can be little doubt. Her full 

white zroat has ze lines zat Praxiteles 

molded in his Aphrodite — her ruby lips 

retain zere poster redness even though 

"Pantzea" (as she pronounces it) 
makes her entrance rescued from the 
sea, and her Burne-Jones hair is given 
an extra Marcel or two by the waves 
of the Northumberland coast 

There she sits in the spotlight's white 
glow and mechanically jerks her shoul- 
ders to indicate cold, when her eyes 
fall upon Gerard, the young husband 
in the house of her rescuers. "Hello 
Gerard, I want you," and after upset- 
ting the tray with highballs, Gerard 
flies with her as the curtain falls. 

In the next act Gerard looks weak. 
The doctor, who laughs much and with 
his mouth only, says Gerard is suffer- 
ing from "unproduced opera," so he 
must go away. "Pantzea" remains be- 
hind to get the opera produced; to do 
so she must sacrifice her pure soul 
by selling herself for a month to the 
baron who is "ze managaire." Before 
the opening of the piece it is made 
quite clear she is a woman in "seduced 
circumstances" so the "pure soul" stuff 
might more fittingly be renamed "poor 
soul." In return for her "soul" the 
baron promises to kill himself at the 
end of a month if he is still alive. 

The end of the month arrives at the 
beginning of the next act There is 
a gorgeous banquet scene in honor of 
Gerard's opera which has just been 
produced. All look happy — all except 
"Pantzea." She just sits at the table 
and pants. Her gown is superb. The 
guests call for a song as the act is 
short, but "Pantzea" refuses to sing 
"My Hero" in two voices — "non-non;" 
nor will she sing "Pretty Polly — "non- 
non." Innstead she kills the baron 
when Gerard learns everything, be- 
cause the baron says she is his. If the 
baron had been a gentleman he would 
have killed himself as he promised, 
but — . So 'Pantzea" picks up a table 
knife and cuts his throat and then 
screams. Such screams have not been 
heard since Bernhardt learnt the wis- 
dom of avoiding them. But "Pezrova" 
is young, and screaming does not hurt 
her "zroaf 

The next act was the curtain calls. 
"Pezrova" nearly fainted nine times, 
just as she used to do in vaudeville 
after her Bernhardt imitation. 

In the last act Gerard is packing 
pants to go away again. "Pezrova" 
stands in the doorway as a ray of 
Prussian blue moonlight plays upon 
her, and when he learns she must go to 
Siberia he goes with her, so that to- 
gether they may melt the snows. 

"Pezrova" can act; when she gets a 
great play she may be able to make 
people feel But first it might be well 
for her to remember the advice of that 
king of literary tricksters — Pope — "to 
look in his heart and write." If Pez- 
rova would only "look in her heart and 
act" her talents might place her^vhere 
she belongs. 

George Nash, who portrayed the 
baron, had all the "externals" in the 
way of make-up, but was altogether 
too virile in his impersonation of a de- 
crepit roue. Milton Sills, as Gerard, 



COLONIAL. 

It was worth a dollar of anybody's 
money to witness that merry stage 
battle waged at the Colonial Monday 
night with Mr. and Mrs. Carter De- 
Haven on one side and Mr. and Mrs. 
Pat Rooney on the other. It was a 
battle of stage talent The audience 
applauded both families until their 

hands were blistered. Mr. and Mrs. 
De Haven appeared first They scored 
round after round of applause with 
their new act and there appeared to be 
little left for the Rooneys. The pre- 
liminaries had been well staged and 
the program makers helped matters 
along by announcing the Rooneys as 
Mr. and Mrs. Pat when heretofore it 
hat always been Pat Rooney and 
Marion Bent 

The DeHavens and Rooneys come in 
for comparison by reason that they 
are young, feel proud of their domes- 
tic relations and family offsprings and 
are making their bread and butter by 
reason of their ability to entertain on 
the vaudeville stage. Their acts are 
wholly different with the De Havens 
making a speciality of double numbers 
and wardrobe while the Rooneys de- 
pend more on dancing with Pat work- 
ing his legs like triphammers. The 
Rooneys had a harder row following 
the DeHavens. 

The Colonial show as a whole was 
well received. In the running it 
shaped up much batter than it ap- 
peared on paper. 

The £1 Rey Sisters opened quietly 
but effectively with roller skating. 
Kramer and Morton did well "No. 2." 
The boys have some pretty old mate- 
rial and should brighten up the talk. 

The Pedersen Brothers scored as 
usual. Winona Winter pleased in a 
mild mannered way with some songs 
and an impersonation. 

Hermine Shone and company offered 
"The Last of the Quakers," by Edgar 
Allan Woolf. It's a story about a 
Quaker girl that goes contrary-wise to 
the straitlaced ideas of her grand- 
parents. Of the Woolf output of 
sketches this one clogs up the ma- 
chinery considerably. Inconsistent to 
a degree with the word "hell" used as 
a laughgetter, it doesn't pan out just 
right, although the Colonialites re- 
ceived it well Monday night The 
Quaker dialect suffers at stages and 
some of Miss Shone's supporting play- 
ers fell down with their characteriza- 
tions of Quaker people. 

After intermission came the A. Bald- 
win Sloane-Grace Field ballroom dance 
pictures. Little Billy was next with 
several new numbers, the best a reci- 
tation. Little Billy also danced. 

After the DeHavens and Rooneys 
had fought from their respective cor- 
ners, the Ishikawa Brothers (Japs) 
closed. 

Mark. 



played intelligently, but non-magnetic- 
ally. Frank Hatch, as a musician- 
friend of Gerard's, was good. The re- 
mainder of the lengthy cast was very 
bad. 

"Panthea," by Monckton Hoffe, is 
a poor play. It hasn't a chance. Jolo. 

If joo dwl mdvrtlM la VAJUXTY, 
don't adv«rtlM at *IL 



HAMMERSTEIN'S 

The absence of a matinee show at 
all the Keith houses Monday afternoon 
had the effect of drawing a turn-away 
business at Hammerstein's. It is a 
cumulative bill, getting stronger and 
stronger as it progresses, with practi- 
cally all the big hits on late. 

Kramer and Paterson, a couple of 
strong men, open with some hand-to- 
hand work. The understander was 
formerly of Bellclair and Herman. 
Cooper and May, man and woman, 
wooden shoe steppers, filled in an early 
spot very acceptably. Wireless Tele- 
graphy is pretty much the same act as 
shown on the Victoria Roof some 
years ago, but with another man "dem- 
onstrating." The present incumbent is 
not a good showman, and there is not 
enough of the turn in itself without the 
aid of a high-grade person to make 
the "talk." 

Cadets de Gascogne, Italian quar- 
tet, offered a pleasing selection of 
familiar excerpts from grand opera, 
followed by Andy Rice with a mou- 
stache and a fine routine of Hebrew 
monolog. Hyams and Mclntyre put 
over a dainty, but not violent bit, 
leaving a pleasant impression. Sam 
and Kitty Morton were the first big 
applause number, causing uproarious 
laughter. They have some new cross- 
fire material since last seen here. 

Maurice and Walton were greeted 
demonstratively on their reappearance 
following an absence of a year, and 
after doing four "ballroom" dances 
took a number of bows and some 
flowers. Miss Walton now dresses in 
a black skirt less transparent Khan 
her former gown, the music is played 
by their own pianist, the card an- 
nouncing the dances is placed in the 
center doer and they now go in for 
more intricate stepping. The closing 
number, programed and carded as an 
eccentric one-step, has a whirlwind 
pirouette finish that is a knockout. 

Ada Lane was out of the Jack Wil- 
son act Monday night, suffering from 
a cold. The turn, nevertheless, scored 
very strongly. Wilson's voice ap- 
peared to be better than at any time 
in the past two years. At the con- 
clusion of the act Monday night, while 
responding to insistent applause, a 
man seated in a box laughed pecu- 
liarly at the comedian's antics, where- 
upon Wilson remarked that he had 
met the man in an elevator during the 
day and removed his hat during the 
trip. That's taking liberties with peo- 
ple who pay to be entertained. 

Lasky's "Red Heads" was the final 
vaudeville turn. It is the best act 
Lasky has ever produced. The gowns 
of the girls are an attraction in itself 
tor the women, while the girls them- 
selves should have a strong appeal for 
the male contingent. James B. Carson 
and Stewart Jackson, the two princi- 
pals, score with their work and the 
lyrics are superior to those generally 
heard in vaudeville. 

A quite indistinct feature picture, 
running perhaps 2,000 feet, of Mme. 
Bernhardt in "Camille," closed the 
show. Even the captions were very 
illegible. It is remarkable that almost 
the entire audience remained seated 
until it was concluded, all waiting for 
the much advertised "death scene." 

Jolo. 



PALACE. 

The show dragged along Monday 
evening at the Palace. Everything 
seemed too long, from start to closing, 
Gertrude Hoffmann, with her 66-min- 
ute turn doing the latter. The large 
audience liked Gertrude for they re- 
mained to the finish. Miss Hoffmann 
has crammed into this act all she ever 
did before; with a few production bits 
from her own show. The act could 
easily be trimmed down, but Miss. 
Hoffmann does nearly all the work in 
it. 

Another long number was the Mme. 
Doree company (New Acts), taking 
up over 35 minutes in a kaliedoscopic 
operatic medley. The turn was "No. 
3," with the Pathe Weeekly opening 
the program, leaving the bill proper to 
commence at 8:30. The Brads (New 
Acts) started it off, followed by 
Charles and Fanny Van, who could 
advantageously cut down. The Vans 
have a bit of business with a camera 
that is their own. The position was 
early for them, and they varied in ap- 
preciation. 

Miss Orford's Elephants, after a tour 
of the Orpheum Circuit, are back in 
the house they started from on this 
side. The animals went as well as 
when showing here last year. The 
man who runs the turn works the ani- 
mals very well, doing so quietly and 
unostentatiously. Few in the house 
know he is handling them, the great 
majority believing it is the woman and 
good training — and the good training 
is there. 

Just before the elephants, which 
closed the first half, came George Mc- 
Kay and Ottie Ardine, another two- 
act that holds the stage too long. Mc- 
Kay is doing some nice kidding, and 
Miss Ardine fits in very well, having 
considerable time to herself. The team 
did all right, but a faster working turn 
not quite so drawn out next season 
will stand them better instead. 

Miss Hoffmann used up all of the 
second half, excepting Mae Murray 
and Clifton Webb (opening it), who 
did the "modern dances" with Europe's 
"Society Orchestra" (colored) that has 
a drummer who draws all the attention 
to himself. It is with consent pre- 
sumably, but detracts from the class. 
It's the couple's third week at the 
Palace. They are dancing the "Bakst" 
and "Cinquinite," and getting away 
with it. Miss Murray was always 
handy in discovering new titles and 
steps, but she doesn't seem to give any 
attention to her facial makeup. That 
showed in streaks of red and white, 
with the lips very rosy. 

Sirne. 



ALLEGES TRIMMING. 

Duluth, April 1. 
John Richardson and Charles Pavey, 
owners of the Bijou, West End, are in 
court with partnership troubles. Rich- 
ardson has petitioned for a receiver 
and accounting. He alleges he pur- 
chased the house in June, 1913, upon 
the solicitation of Pavey, who agreed 
to work for him for $30 a week; that 
July 15 last Pavey threatened to leave 
unless he was taken in as a partner, 
which was agreed to; and that even- 
tually, on the representation that Pavey 
had a purchaser, the house was trans- 
ferred to Pavey. 



IS 



VARIETY 



FAMOUS PLAYERS CO. ANGLING 
FOR DAVID BELASCO'S PIECES 



Success of "Good Little Devil" as Feature Film Will 

Probably Add the Legitimate Producer to F. P. List 

of Captures That Now Has Charles Frohman and 

Henry W. Savage. Adolph Zukor Comments 

on the Picture Business. 



Upon the return this week of Adolph 
Zukor from his trip to the Pacific 
coast, he was asked how much truth 
there was in the report his company, 
the Famous Players, would shortly 
reach an agreement with David Belasco 
to reproduce the Belasco stage suc- 
cesses on the screen. Mr. Zukor re- 
plied he hoped to have Mr. Belasco 
with him, as the success of "A Good 
Little Devil" (a Belasco play) as a 
F P. feature picture had been so signal 
he felt Mr. Belasco would have no hesi- 
tancy in lending his other legit hits to 
the camera. 

The Famous Players but recently 
arranged with Charles Frohman and 
shortly before that with Henry W. 
Savage, besides having Daniel Froh- 
man in the company. Through the 
connection made, the F. P. Co. has a 
long line of the best known legitimate 
plays, covering the entire range. 

Speaking of his trip to the coast, 
Mr. Zukor said he had observed the 
feature film houses out that way were 
drawing an unusually nice class of 
people, with many of the theatres hav- 
ing automobiles standing outside. He 
also mentioned the 1,000-foot daily re- 
lease had seen its day, even in the five- 
cent houses which would shortly have 
to give a two-reeler at least. 

The Famous Players Co. produce 
only feature films. The Zukor con- 
cern was the pioneer in this, Mr. 
Zukor showing a sage foresight into 
the picture business when his opinions 
were decried in the day before the 
film commenced to display its pos- 
sibilities. 

The F. P. grades its features into 
three classes, A, B and C, according 
to quality, but much to his regret, 
said Mr. Zukor, he has found the ex- 
hibitor, as a rule, will not fix a standard 
pi ice of admission, ofttimes raising the 
scale. Twenty-five cents, Mr. Zukor 
believes, should be the maximum 
price for any feature picture show, 
with the whole scale 10-25; and no fea- 
ture film should run beyond five reels, 
if it is expected to hold interest 
throughout. 

As the title of the concern indicates, 
it has always gone in for "names" of 
actors in the pictures. Replying to a 
query whether he thought a legitimate 
actor for a play he had become identi- 
fied with could give a performance for 
the screen equal to the experienced 
picture player, Mr. Zukor answered in 
the affirmative, qualifying it somewhat 
by saying it depended to a great extent 
in both instances upon the director. 
If the director of a moving picture, 
continued Mr. Zukor, knew the tech- 



nique of the show business from all 
angles, he would make any actor "get 
it across." 

"Romance" is the great ingredient 
cf a motion picture, according to Mr. 
Zukor, and the hardest to project into 
the audience. "Vice films" need worry 
no picture man, said the same author- 
ity. They will run themselves out as 
did the vice plays. Pictures are being 
pointed toward education and cleanli- 
ness, he added. 

It will take about another year for 
the feature picture business to settle 
down, is Mr. Zukor's belief, and even 
during that time, he says, the tendency 
will be to increase the cost of produc- 
tion. Not alone the picture patrons 
will demand the best that may be given 
in film production, but the rivalry and 
the pride of the manufacturers will 
steadily push up the cost of a feature. 

Mr. Zukor mentioned it jarred upon 
him to hear often that "pictures are 
hurting the show business." "Pictures 
are show business," said he, "just as 
much as any other part of it." 

So far the F. P. Co. has shown 27 
features, and has from eight to 11 in 
hand. While away, Mr. Zukor visited 
the company's plant at Los Angeles, 
*here Edwin S. Porter is in charge. 
Mr. Porter is the technical director 
for the F. P. Co. Mr. Zukor wished 
to confer with him over the James K. 
Hackett picture of "Monsieur Beau- 
caire," a very important production, 
that calls for a trip to the original 
scenes in Europe, and also regarding 
the building of a studio in Long Island 
City for the Charles Frohman plays. 



NEW BILL AT VITA. 

One more week of "A Million Bid," 
the melo-dramatic movie feature at the 
Vitagraph. Easter Monday it will give 
way to a six-reeler, entitled "Mr. 
Barnes of New York," with Maurice 
Costello as the stellar character, the 
photoplay taken from Archibald Cla- 
vering Gunter's novel of that title. 

Another picture to be shown will be 
"Love, Luck and Gasoline" (three 
reels), with Lillian Walker, John 
Bunny and Wallie Van, and a silent 
comedy, "The New Stenographer," in 
which prominent Vita players will 
appear. 



Still Using Griffith Film. 
Although David W. Griffith is no 
longer with the Biograph, that picture 
company has a scries of features pro- 
duced by its late director that they are 
hoarding up and releasing one at a 
time, which hoarding will cover a 
period of over a year. 



If yoa don't advertlM In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at nU. 



G. F. SUED FOR $50,000. 

St. Louis, April 1. 

The Film Advertising Co. has filed 

suit against the General Film Co. for 

$50,000 damages for alleged failure to 

furnish lithographs and other supplies. 
The petition states the G. F. agreed 
with persons now stockholders of the 
Film Advertising Co. to furnish the 
advertising material and this was done 
from July 1, 1911, until Jan. 1, 1914, it 
is alleged. Damages are claimed on 
the ground the alleged failure of the 
General company to continue provid- 
ing advertising material has resulted 
in the plaintiff company being injured 
and run at a loss, it is averred. 



"DOPE" IN U. B. O. 

The United Booking Offices Feature 
Film Company has taken over the Her- 
man Lieb feature film "Dope" and will 
hereafter have charge of all its theatre 
bookings. 

The U. B. O. no longer handles the 
"By Fire and Sword" feature. 

The offices of the U. B. O. picture 
managers and bookers will move from 
the sixth floor of the Putnam building 
tc the Palace Theatre building in two 
weeks. 



ANNA HELD SUIT SETTLED. 

Anna Held's suit against the Kine- 
macolor Company of America for 
$250,000 damages for displaying mov- 
ing pictures of herself without her 
consent, thereby causing her untold 
mental anguish which could only be 
remedied by a quarter of a million dol- 
lars, has been settled out of court. 

Miss Held's lawyers were willing to 
take $15,000 in settlement of the claim 
for mental anguish, but agreed to a 
counter proposition of fifty per cent, of 
the profits of the pictures. 

Eventually lawyers were delegated to 
examine the books to determine the 
actual profits. This occurred Monday. 
A heavy loss was shown and Kinema- 
color is now demanding its share of 
loss on the picture, alleging Miss Held, 
being a partner, is liable for its losses 
as well as its profits. 



FRENCH FILM STATISTICS. 

Paris, March 18. 

From customs statistics published 
for 1913 the French film business is 
booming. Prior to 1910 films were not 
classed in the receipts, but included as 
photographic accessories. 

The actual imports and exports of 
films since that year are as follows: 

Imports. Exports. 

1910 $1,801,470 $1,289,435 

1911 2.937,560 1,706,125 

1912 4,574,300 3,665,845 

1913 4,430,125 6,407,990 



Eclectic Exchanges in Southwest. 
St. Louis, April 1. 

The Eclectic Film Exchange, said to 
be an eastern organization, which is 
invading this part of the country, has 
leased a store building at 3210 Locust 
street. 

An announcement sent out by the 
Eclectic Co. this week stated another 
branch had been opened at 215 East 
5th street, Cincinnati, with S. P. Het- 
teyberg in charge. 



"SAVIOUR" FILM FOR HOLY WEEK. 

"The Life of Our Saviour," the 
Pathe Biblical movie production, was 
shown at the Manhattan opera house 
for the first New York exhibition, the 
picture being rushed in a week ahead 
of the regularly booked time in order 
to show its apropriateness at this re- 
ligious period of the year. 

The attendance the first half of the 
week was large to an apreciable ex- 
tent, yet the distribution of much 
paper, especially to clergymen and 
church societies, resulted in the house 
being well "padded" at nearly every 
performance. 

The picture will run one week at 
the Manhattan. Next week it will be 
shown at the West End, Royal 
(Bronx) and the DeKalb (Brooklyn), 
also playing any number of Shubert 
houses during Holy Week, the Shu- 
berts booking the feature. 



FILM AT OPERA PRICES. 

Cleveland, April 1. 
Moving pictures at grand opera 
prices are talked of for Cleveland this 
summer. The Euclid Avenue opera 
house will probably be the place se- 
lected for their exhibition. 



LUBIN LEAVES FOR EUROPE. 

Philadelphia, April 1. 

Siegmund Lubin, head of the Lubin 
Manufacturing Co., sailed for Europe 
yesterday on the Lusitania, on an im- 
portant business trip which will neces- 
sitate his presence abroad for about 
six weeks. Mr. Lubin will go directly 
to London, to visit his European ex- 
change, and from there go to Paris 
and Berlin. 

Mr. Lubin is accompanied by his 
daughter, Mrs. Ira M. Lowry, wife of 
the general manager of the Lubin com- 
pany. 



STRICT ON "NO SMOKING." 

The burning of the interior of the 
Edison moving picture studio in The 
Bronx a few days ago, following close- 
ly upon the total destruction of the 
Eclair studio in Fort Lee, has re- 
sulted in all the other moving picture 
concerns exercising a strict observance 
of the "No smoking" regulation in their 
respective establishments. 



WEIDENMEYER FOR BIGAMY. 

Atlanta, April 1. 

Joseph Weidenmeyer, an Atlanta pic- 
ture man, is being held for trial in 
Savannah on a charge of bigamy. 

It is charged he eloped with the 
cashier of one of his theatres, forget- 
ting that he already had one spouse. 



Photo Play Co., Latest. 

The Photo Play Production Co. is 
the latest movie feature concern. E. K. 
Lincoln, formerly with the Vitagraph, 
will head the new company. Others 
engaged are William J. Sorelle and 
Edgar Lewis (formerly of the Reli- 
ance), producer. 

Frank A. TichenOr, of the Manhat- 
tan Slide & Film Co., is general man- 
ager and treasurer of the Photo Play 
Co. 

Among the proposed movie produc- 
tions will be several picturized ver- 
sions of Edward Peble's plays, the 
first subject being "The Littlest Rebel." 



VARIETY 



19 



PH1LLY PICTURE PROMOTERS 

SATISF Y STRO NG SYNDICATE 

Earle-Mattbaum Crowd in Quakertown Acquire Hold of 
Four Mora Movies and Now Control Biggest Photo- 
play Houses in Pennsylvania, Half Million Deal 
Put Over. Philadelphia Busy Picture Center. 

Philadelphia, April 1. Fall of Napoleon." The picture was 

Four of the largest moving picture 8aid to be ,ate in arriving from Chi- 

theatres in this city have been added ^°\,f rapi ^ U8 " ing *bout jmearthed 
. . . ...«.%, tnc La»t 100 Days of Napoleon.' 

to the chain owned by the Earle-Mast- Arrangemcnts for its substitution were 

baum syndicate through a deal in which speedily consummated. 

approximately $500,000 changes hands. Jack Gleason's Giants-White Sox's 

The four houses are the Plaza (on the World's Tour baseball pictures come 

to the New York, April 13. 



east side of Broad street, between Por- 
ter and Ritner); Century (Marshall ___ 

street and Erie avenue); Park (Ridge „„... .•^.™— . . « 

avenue and 33d street), and the Im- ««ALL HOUSES WILL GET 'Elf 

perial (60th and Walnut streets). . ? a,d » wise movin « P icture *»*, 

The Imperial is the largest picture th » wec * : 

house on one floor in this city, and . Thc *™*™** of so-called features 

the others are the biggest in their re- bcm * turned out for exhibition as at- 

spective neighborhoods. All have been tractions for houses charging 25 cents 

doing a top-notch business. The Im- and ovcr ' that win not °. ualif y f ° r that 

perial seats about 1,800, and the others * radc of entertainment, will shortly 

hold 1,500 each at capacity. be * m to flood the five and ten-cent 

All these theatres were formerly op- P ictur « establishments, crowding out 

erated by the syndicate of which thc sin * le and multiple reels manu- 

Charles O. Kruger, president of the f *ctured for that purpose. 

Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co., is the " As a rcsult » bef <> r e long pictures 

h ca< L will D e offered to the smaller picture 

The syndicate taking over the houses houses at any price." 

controls the Globe, nearing completion — — ■ 



at Juniper and Market streets; the 
Stanley, likewise nearly completed on 
Market street, west of 16th; the Palace, 
pop vaudeville, 1214 Market street; 
Victoria, pop vaudeville, 915 Market 
street; Savoy, 1210 Market street; 
Princess, 1018 Market street; Casino, 
923 Market street; Auditorium, 218 N. 
8th street, and the Market, 333 Market 
street. In addition the syndicate has 
two movie houses in New York, two 
in Atlantic City and another in Read- 
ing. 

Another important change was in 
the Apollo theatre, 52d and Thompson 
streets, purchased by Samuel F. 
Wheeler, president of the Philadelphia 
Motion Picture Exhibitors' League, 
from Berman Brothers for a price re- 
ported close to $100,000. The house 
has a seating capacity of 1,200. Mr. 
Wheeler also controls the 52d Street 
theatre and thc Belmont theatre and is 
erecting a new house in Germantown. 

Jacob H. Mayerson has sold the 
moving picture theatre at 4817-19-21 
North Broad street to Luciano A. 
Magazzi for a nominal consideration, 
subject to a mortgage of $23,366. 



NESBIT THAW FILM. 

Los Angeles, April 1. 

Evelyn Nesbit Thaw posed for mov- 
ing pictures here with her dancing 
partner, Jack Clifford. The films were 
so good Mrs. Thaw had them projected 
at a local theatre. 

Fred Mace (Majestic) claims to have 
closed a contract with Mrs. Thaw and 
Clifford for a series of pictures. 



SHOWING CLASSIC FEATURES. 

Los Angeles, April 1. 

Arthur Maude and Constance Craw- 
ley, English players, will soon open 
a small theatre in this city for the 
sole display of classic photo plays. 

It is said they are being financially 
backed by William Loftus, a Califor- 
nia oil magnate. 



Selig Shows "The Spoilers," 

Chicago, April 1. 
The Selig Film Co. gave a private 
exhibition of "The Spoilers," a nine- 
reel feature film, last week at Orches- 
tra Hall. It was attended by a num- 
ber of prominent public officials, news- 
paper men, etc. 



Thomas Co. Incorporated. 

Yonkers, April 1. 
Articles of incorporation of the All- 
Star Studios, Inc., with Augustus 
Thomas heading the Board of Direc- 
tors, have been filed with .the County 
C!*rk, at White Plains, N. Y. The 
company, which has its headquarters 
at Mount Vernon, will manufacture 
moving-picture films. Associated with 
Mr. Thomas are Harry R. Raver, Geo. 
J. Cooke, Philip Klein and Archibald 
Selwyn, of New York City. 



Another "Napoleon" Trick. 

A switch occurred in the booking 
arrangements at the New York theatre. 
The management had advertised and 
billed the presentation Sunday of a 
feature picture, entitled "The Rise and 



Cashed In On Good Eggs. 

A movie man out in Decatur, 111., 
has the right idea. The other day he 
foisted an "egg matinee" and got away 
with it. Each kid that brought a per- 
fectly good egg was admitted to the 
afternoon picture show and when the 
count-up came the photo play genius 
carted the hen food to a neighboring 
grocery and cashed in. 



FIGHTING CENSORSHIP. 

Pittsburgh, April 1. 

Attorney Joseph Thompson was offi- 
cially retained by the Motion Picture 
Protective Association Sunday for the 
purpose of fighting the state censor- 
ship law in effect today. The attorney 
will likely make a test case and fight 
it through the state courts. He will 
have the co-operation of the eastern 
end of the state. 

James A. Delves and J. A. Wright 
were selected to fill vacancies in the 
committee of six which is at the head 
of the new association, and the organi- 
zation was completed at the Sunday 
meeting. 

The committee of six is to meet a 
similar committee from Philadelphia, 
and at the next meeting the salary of 
the secretary and dues of members will 
be determined. 

The city council, having called upon 
Director of Public Safety Charles Hub- 
bard for an answer to the charges of 
the Christian Social Service Union, 
the director informed the council the 
movies of the city are being censored 
more vigorously than ever before and 
intimated that the union should not 
interfere in the matter. The director 
also advised the council that he was 
willing to do away with censoring be- 
cause he believes the national board 
in New York is capable and efficient. 
The director said it would be an im- 
position on the public to subscribe 
funds to the church union to run a 
motion picture crusade, as the neces- 
sary supervision is done by the police. 
The following rules were laid down by 
the director to the film men: 

No picture, the basis of which is 
murder, must be shown. 

No picture which depicts premed- 
itated crimes. 

No picture which has to do with 
white slavery and immorality. 

No picture that will exert a detri- 
mental influence on the well being and 
good morals of the community. 

The director also told the council he 
had enforced a rule that movie theatres 
must have some light and reports there 
are no dark houses now. Segregation 
of sexes is still unsettled. 



If yon don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 




FEATURES IN ROCHESTER. 

Rochester, April 1. 
Three of Rochester's six big theatres 
are housing feature films this week. 
The Lyceum and the Baker will re- 
turn to regular road attractions next 
week, but the Shubert has decided to 
continue with photoplays. M. E. 
Wollf, manager of the Lyceum, has an- 
nounced the Manhattan Players will 
return to his place again this summer. 
They made a decided hit last year. 
Vaughan Glaser will also play an eight 
weeks' season at the Temple. The 
Baker will have a 10-20-30 stock com- 
pany as usual. 



Lou Weed Assisting Murry. 

Jules Murry's first assistant in the 
routing of picture shows for the new 
Shubert film concern is Lou Weed, 
formerly in the M. Reis office. 



Toasting General Manager. 
Wednesday evening at Mouquin's the 
Nicholas Power Co. banquetted its 
general manager, John F. Sterett. 



NEW BUILDINGS. 

Lynn, Mass., April 1. 
James 8. Barrett, former leading man with 
the Lindsay Morlaon Stock company and now 
with the Auditorium Stock company, this city, 
li the projector of an open air theatre and 
amusement pavilion soon to be erected at Lynn 
Boach. Several local business men with capi- 
tal are associated with Mr. Barrett In his new 
enterprise. The pavilion, which will also In- 
clude a dance hall, will be located In close 
riroxlmlty to Ocean Park, where the New Bng- 
and league baseball games are played. It Is 
hoped to have the new amusement attraction 
open In June with a New York summer musi- 
cal attraction. 



Baltimore, April 1. 
Tbe contract for the erection of the Hippo- 
drome has been let. a Baltimore firm, the 
Slnger-Pents Construction Co., winning the 
contract In competition with contractors from 
New York and Philadelphia, Work will start 
at once and the playhouse will be ready In 
October. It will rise on the site of the old 
Butaw House, one of the famous hostelrles of 
the south. The Hippodrome will cost 1228,000 
and will be erected by Pearce 4 Scheck, own- 
ers of the Victoria and the Lord Baltimore 
theatres. It will have a capacity of 3,000. 

Botsom Bros, are erecting a $30,000 picture 
theatre In Akron, O. 

' The report Is around that Cleveland real 
estate men are going to build a theatrical 
hotel In Huron road In which It will be pos- 
sible for actors and actresses to cook and 
serve their own meals and do their own house- 
work. 



The Wayside Realty Co. (Inc.) has taken 
a 21 years' lease on the entire block front on 
tbe east side of Broadway from 184th to 
13Bth street (200x00) from the Riverside Drive 
Realty Co. (A. C. 4 H. If. Hall) and will 
build a two-story building, containing a thea- 
tre, dance hall and ten stores. The Walling- 
ford Amusement Co. has leased the theatre. 

The Beacon Photoplay Corporation has ac- 
cepted plans and specifications for a new 
$2A,000 picture house at the northeast cor- 
ner of Bush wick avenue and Hancock street, 
Brooklyn. 

The Mills Brothers Co. will build a $15,000 
movie on the west side of Broadway, north of 
Decatur street 



Plans have been filed lor the construction 
work on the picture bouse, costing $16,000, 
which Philip and Benjamin Menschel will 
build at 300-308 East 0th street. 

The Yorktown Realty Co. plans an open-air 
movie costing $3,000 In the Bronx. In Brook- 
lyn an open-air theatre will be built at Eighth 
avenue and 49th street by Alex. Underbill, 
costing $1,000. 



In Rldgewood (Brooklyn) Baldeesane Li- 
votta has plans ready for a $15,000 movie 
at Covert and Qreene avenues. 



A frame air dome, costing $300, for Far 
Rockaway. by M. A. Harrison. 



HENRY G. SEGAL 

General Manager of the 
COSMOS FBATURU FILM CORF. 



8loux City. la., April 1. 
Ground has been broken for tbe $100,000 Em- 
press, to be four Stories, with sestlng ca- 
pacity of 1.800, the largest In tbe city. The 
opening In September will mean first-class 
vaudeville. The Sulllvan-Consldlne Circuit 
will book It. Harry Holmes Is the manager. 

Long Branch, N. J., April 1. 
Harvey M\ Phillips, manager of the Broad- 
way, announce* he will construct an open air 
theatre on the lot adjoining the big house 
and has ■elected "Moorish Garden" for the 
name. 



20 



VARIETY 



DOPE. 

"Dope ' as a six- reel feature film relating to 
the drug habit Just xnlesee being "education" 
through the manner in which the subject has 
been treated, and places itself in the "vice" 
class from the author-actor, Herman Lleb, 
ovor-reacblng In a few scenes. 

The first and worst of these Is that showing 
the mother of a boy, who left a pleasant home 
with her son because she could not secure 
cocaine, sunken to a street walker, drinking 
in the back room of a saloon and arrested for 
soliciting, being freed upon the promise to 
leave town, taking her boy, who has grown 
large enough*. to be a telegraph messenger, 
back to New York, where the mother Joins 
a "coke sniffing party" that ends In a row. 
The final part brings about the death of John 
("Slim") Rogers, Jr., the son of the whole- 
sale druggist, and the mother (sister to "Slim" 
and wife of Rogers' partner) In the retail 
drug store where the Illicit aale of cocaine 
had been going on. The husband, Binkley, Is 
led to the store by his now recovered son, 
and sees bis wife fall dead beside the body of 
her brother, his death having occurred from 
a revolver shot by a crooked pal. The brother 
had been but lately released from prison, re- 
ceiving ten years for murdering his father, that 
also appearing In the picture. After the two 
people are found In the drug store by the 
husband, who knows It is the result of the 
drug habit, the husband accuses the druggist 
of bringing about the end, but he, In turn, 
produces a bottle of coke, pointing to the label 
bearing the name of the wholesale firm of 
which the husband Is a member. 

This and other situations In the six-reeler 
are founded upon and have been adapted from 
Mr. Lleb's vaudeville sketch. "Dope. ,r In that 
playlet Lleb was the druggist — In the film he 
Is the bad boy of the family — and as such rap- 
Idly falls down In the social scale until meet- 
ing his death. As a picture In six reels "Dope" 
Ib rather Interesting Insofar as Illustrating 
In a legitimate way the menace of drugs. It 
has not the sensationalism of "The Drug 
Terror," something to "Dope's" credit, and the 
picture moves quickly enough, being very well 
staged for the most part, and were It not for 
the unclean portions or "vice" sections of the 
film, Mr. Lleb would have had a feature he 
could have made extravagant claims for. 

The part holding the mother on the streets 
suggests too much In the aggregate and strikes 
one as an unholy exaggeration, In this particu- 
lar Instance The direct story, as In the Lleb 
sketch, makes a connection between the whole- 
sale and retail druggist, and In each case 
brings retribution home to the wholesaler. 
"Dope," as a picture, will Instill fear of Insld- 
uous drugs, and for that purpose alone would 
have been worthy were the "vice" scenes 
absent. 

Mr. Lleb, the principal player, gives a fair 
performance, fluctuating so, with a continuous 
comment at hand, that he aged the role with- 
out an apparent attempt to give It sufficient 
youthfulness. Laura Nelson Hall as the wife 
who became addicted to the drug had her good 
and poor moments also, but In the majority of 
the scenes did very well. Miss Hall, however, 
often made up too sharply. Ernest Truex, who 
was "the good little devil" In the Belaseo 
play of that title, took the son, and played It 
lifelike. Christine Blessing gave expression to 
the role of Mrs. Rogers, particularly In the 
scene where her daughter became Intoxicated. 
William H. Tooker and Gaston Mervale were 
the elderly husbands and partners In the 
wholesale drug firm. The film has not been 
elaborately produced. Much of the playing 
Is done In the studio. Few "supers" were re- 
quired. 

"Dope" as a feature Is going to be a matter 
of personal opinion as to value and merit 
Exhibitors who handle "vice" pictures can use 
this one ; those who make It a rule not to will 
have to decide whether they will chance It. 

8ime. 

WOMAN AGAINST WOMAN. 

"Woman Against Woman," a Klaw 4 Er- 
langer photo play In three reels, was shown at 
the American the first half of the current week. 
As a piece of photo-play art it would be dif- 
ficult to Indicate a weak spot In the acting, 
lighting or production. Judged in the light 
of a play, it is a gloomy, mawkish subject, de- 
spite the excellent manner in which It is 
treated, and as such, cannot hope to bid for 
anything but popular-priced consumption. 

Two sisters of a prosperous man engaged In 
some sort of occupation that 'ooks like remov- 
ing rocks from empty lots designed for build- 
ing operations. The elder, and not quite so 
pretty, is named Bessie, the younger and pret- 
tier one, Miriam. A girl in the town is 
named Rachel. She asks John to accompany 
her to a party, but he refuses and elects to es- 
cort Bessie. Rachel Is furious and vows ven- 
zeance. John pays court to Bessie and asks her 
to marry him. Father is caught in a premature 
blast and Is killed. The two sisters are com- 
pelled to seek employment. At the suggestion 
of Rachel, all three go to the city in search of 
employment. They secure work in a big de- 
partment store. Rachel, a deep-dyed vllllaness, 
is next day dressed up in finery and asks 
the two slsterB to go Joy-riding with a pair of 
men-about-town, named Crooke and Craven. 
"We haven't time" they answer and go on to 
work. Miriam accepts Rachel's Invitation to 
dine out one night with the two men ; Rachel 
Upb off the men to meet them ; they go to a 
cabaret. "Let's have supper in a private 
room." Meantime Bessie waits up, very much 
worried. Miriam is plied wiib drugged wine 
and left alone with Craven. Rachel return- 
ing to the lodgings with Crooke, who leaves 
her at the door. (End of Part I.) 

Bessie hears Rachol coming In and asks 
for her sister; Is Jeered at, Mlrrlam finally 
crawls home and tells her sister "all." 
Bessie confronts Rachel and almost chokes her 
to death. Landlady rushes in, learns what 
has happened and throws Rachel out bag and 
baggage. Rachel sends for the seducer who 
visits the sisters and offers "reparation" In 
the form of money. Bessie slaps his face. 



scorns bis money and orders him out Sisters 

So for an outing in the park and there meet 
achel. Crooke and Craven out horseback rid- 
ing. Craven is thrown from his horse, carried 
into a rectory, sisters follow In and Craven, 
repentant, marries the girl on his death-bed. 
Miriam becomes a mother. "The rich Mr. 
Chesterton" Is then seen paying court to the 
unfortunate girl (or more correctly speak- 
ing, widow). She pleads tc her sister: "Keep 
my secret" Chesterton sees child and 
Bessie says: "it's mine." Ches. wants to 
marry Miriam, so Miriam takes child to an 
old widow to care for it. Bessie HI, goes 
home to rest up and when restored to health, 
married John at about the same time as 
Ches. marries Miriam. Miriam writes Bessie 
to look after the child aa she fears her hus- 
band might find out. (End of Part 2.) 

Rachel reads of Bessie's wedding, follows 
her and sees her visit the child. Rachel tells 
John, takes him to the house and bids blm 
look Into window where Bessie Is seated with 
child. John rushes home furious (they live 
with mother) and Bessie follows shortly. Con- 
fronted, eays : "I can't tell." John goes out 
and gets soused. Mother learns truth from 
Bessie. As John emerges from saloon he en- 
counters Rachel and Crooke. The men 
quarrel ; Crooke draws gun ; they struggle ; 
Rachel attempts to separate them : gun Is 
discharged, JUchel killed and police find 
Crooke with revolver In his hand and pinch 
him. Meantime Miriam live* in luxury. 
Mother calls and demands Miriam set Bessie 
right with John, who has gone home to sober 
up. They stop for the child and tell John 
the truth and John agrees to adopt the child 
and keep mum. Everybody Is happy. Includ- 
ing Ches., who is happy too because be doesn't 
know he's "the goat." Some mighty good 
acting, especially by John, with the two girls 
giving him a close run for honors. Jota. 



TRIUMPH OF RIGHT. 

This Is a Punch film in four parts, a melo- 
drama very much of the "old school," with 
modern trimmings. Man of business marries 
a woman Ipved by one of his chief associates. 
They have a little girl and are living happily. 
The unsuccessful suitor goes away to forget. 
Before going he takes wife and another em- 
ployee of the office on a hunting trip. The 
'other" Is a deep-dyed villain who has been 
making Improper overtures to the wife. While 
In the woods, wife spralna her ankle and the 
unsuccessful suitor picks her up In his arms, 
whereat the villain takes a snapshot of them 
apparently enjoying Illicit osculation. Wife 
writes the departing friend asking him to call 
that night. In a perfectly Innocent way, say- 
ing her husband would not be home until late. 
Villain steals this letter, tears away half of It 
so Its' meaning can be wrongfully construed, 
*nd leaves the note with the snapshot so hus- 
band will find It Husband denounces wife 
and she, too proud to explain, leaves the 
house at once. The about-to-depart friend, 
while experimenting In the laboratory of the 
business establishment Is blown up through 
the machinations of the villain. Husband 
lives alone with his little daughter for 15 
years from that time, when the child has 
grown to womanhood. Villain has become a 
professional rake and gambler. Is invited to 
a house party and recognises the hostess as 
the wronged wife, living under an assumed 
name. Writes husband under an assumed 
name that his wife (whom he believes to be 
dead) Is alive and this would prove an ob- 
stacle to the daughter's marriage (she Is 
courted by a young army officer), and de- 
mands blackmail aa price of silence. Heavy 
goes to wife's home and again makes over- 
tures, and Is ordered out. He says to her: 
'Your daughter's happiness depends upon your 
answer. Will you be mine?" Not knowing 
exactly what the peril to her daughter Is, she 
pretends acquiescence and as he kisses her 
upon the back of the neck she takes paper 
from his pocket, which tells of the girl's be- 
trothal. Believing himself "In right/' villain 
tells wife of his love for her and how he 
caused her husband to renounce her. She 
casts him off In a rage. When husband gets 
villain's blackmailing letter he writes his wife 
not to Interfere with child's happiness and 
that .through his bankers, he will make her 
any allowance she may demand. But she 
wants to see her child (a la "East Lynne"). 
Husband writes blackmailer to call and ar- 
range for his silence. Wife calls first They 
recriminate. Daughter and her affianced en- 
ter, wife grabs child to her arms, husband 
tears child away. Villain Is announced. Hus- 
band sees It Is bis former associate, pays him 
a sum of money, when wife, who has been 
placed In an adjoining room, rushes out and 
confronts blm, telling a'l. Husband gives 
him a sound thrashing and wife Intervenes, 
fearing for serious bloodshed. Wife Is told 
to leave them alone. Husband points re- 
volvers at villain and compells him to write 
'I am tired of life. Forgive me," while he 
does the same. He hands heavy one of the 
revolvers. They are to fight a duel In the 
dark, each with a lighted cigar in mouth 
(Sherlock Holmes stuff). Villain is killed; 
there 1b a complete family reconciliation. The 
duel at the finish Is the "big" thing. Jolo 



G. F.'S EARNINGS 

The gross takings of the General 
Film Company last year were over 
$30,000,000. The major portion of this 
sum was paid out to the various manu- 
facturers releasing through the G. F. 
agency. A bid of $4,000 was recently 
made for a single share of stock. 

If you don't advertlne In VARIETY, 
dea't advertise at alL 



LAUDER PICTURES ON ORPHEUM? 

San Francisco, April 1. 
The Harry Lauder talking pictures 
may become a feature attraction over 
the Orpheum Circuit. Morris Meyer- 
feld, Jr., president of the circuit, it 
reported as having been very favor- 
ably impressed with the display at the 

Savoy, and is negotiating with William 
Morris. 

The Lauder pictures closed Sunday 
night at the Savoy, opening next Sun- 
day at the Orpheum, Oakland, for the 
week as an added attraction. 

Mr. Morris is due to leave here for 
New York April 7. 

The Savoy will be dark Holy Week, 
reopening Easter Sunday with feature 
films probably. Former manager W. 
A. Mackenzie is now in sole charge of 
the house. 



Progressive Co. Has Started. 

The Progressive Motion Picture 
Corporation has opened offices in New 
York and is preparing in its City 
Island studio its first release, entitled 
"The Master Cracksman," in five parts, 
with Harry D. Carey in the title role. 
Carey's western drama, "Montana," will 
be released shortly, following "The 
Master Cracksman." 

The corporation also has in prepara- 
tion a series of comedy features. 



ASBESTOS FIREMEN. 

There's an ambitious, hard-working 
man in New York by the name of 
Roberts, whose inventive turn of mind 
may make him the most talked of man 
of modern times. On the other hand, 
if his pet idea fails to go through to 
anticipated perfection, he may be the 
laughing stock of the world. 

Roberts is so convinced that he has 
an invention that will revolutionize the 
present day of fire fighting that he 
already has 4,800 feet of film made 
showing to what uses the invention 
can be extended. He plans 1,200 feet 
more, and in this additional part will 
have men jumping in and out of fire 
traps as though they were made of 
asbestos instead of being real human 
beings. 

Roberts has invented a non-inflam- 
mable suit which a fireman can wear and 
penetrate a burning building, pay no 
heed to the scorching, seething, hiss- 
ing, crackling flames and emerge from 
their depths after the fashion of the 
three men in Biblical times who were 
cast into the hot furnace. 

Fire Chief Kenlon, of the New York 
Fire Department, is understood to 
have become interested in the Roberts 
discovery. 

While the picture is intended to 
show Roberts' invention in real tests 
the film is also expected to pick up a 
piece of change in rapid movie transit. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Apr. 6 to Apr. 13, ise.) 



MANUFACTUBKB* INDICATED BY ABBBB VIATIONS, T1B.I 



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Kalem K 

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NOTB — The subject is ln one reel of about M0S feet unless otherwise noted. 



APRIL 6— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— Like Father, Like Son, 2- reel dr. 
A ; Keystone, title not announced. Our Mutual 
Girls, No. 12, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL F— The Master of the Strong, dr, 
B ; The Cabaret Dancer, 2- reel dr, K ; Pathe's 
Weekly No. 27 (West) and No. 28 (East). 
Pthe; The Adventures of Kathlyn No. 8 (The 
Cruel Crown), 2-reel dr, 8; Cherry, com, V. 
Clarence and Percy's Sailing Party, com, E; 
Boby "Some" Spiritualist, and The Cabby's 
Nightmare, split-reel com, Mel. 

UNIVERSAL— Out of the Far East, 2-reel 
dr, I ; The Seat of Trouble, com, and A Glimpse 
of the Oil Regions of Texas (scenic), split- 
reel, P ; Scooped by Cupid, com-dr, Vic. 

APRIL 7— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— Retribution, dr, Be; Majestic, ti- 
tle not announced ; A Debut ln the Secret Ser- 
vice, dr, T. 

GENERAL F— The Black Mask (First of 
"The Man Who Disappeared" Series), dr, E; 
The Price of His Honor, dr, S-A ; A Son of the 
Sea, 2-reel dr, Kl ; Whiffles' Night Out, com, 
and The Ancient Ruins at Thebes (travel), 
split- reel, Pthe; A Mix- Up on the Plains, com- 
dr, S ; Memories That Haunt, 2-reel dr, and 
Pups on a Rampage (Zoological). V; All ln 
the Air, and The Bully's Doom, split-reel com, 
L. 

UNIVERSAL— Get Out and Oet Under, and 
An Undesirable 8ultor, split-reel com, C ; The 
Mystery of the White Car, 2-reel dr, G. 8. ; 
Universal Ike Has His Ups and Downs, com, 

APRIL 8— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL — A Happy Coercion, com, A ; 
Shorty's Sacrifice, 2-reel dr. Br; Komlo title 
not announced. 

GENERAL F — Andy and the Hypnotist, com, 
E; Captured by Mexicans, 2-reel dr, K; The 
Bargain Hunters, com, 8-A: The Grafters 
(cartoon) and The Termite, The Insect Archi- 
tect (educ), split-reel, Pthe; 'Frald Cat, dr, 
V ; The Rube, com-dr, 8 ; Lord Algy, 2-reel 
com, L. 

UNIVERSAL— The Drug Traffic. 2-reel dr, 
Eclr ; The Star Boarder, com. J ; A. Gypsy Ro- 
mance, dr, N ; Universal Animated Weekly, 
No. 1W. U. 



APRIL 9— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Colonel Orderly. 2-reel dr. 
Dom; The Fatal High Sea, com. Key; Mutual 
Weekly, No. 66, M. 

GENERAL F— When a Woman Guides, dr, 
B; Snakevllle's New Sheriff, west-dr. 8-A; 
The Root of Evil, 2-reel dr. L ; Fine Feathers 
Make Fine Birds, and Batty BUI Wins a Baby, 
split-reel com, Mel; The Greater Love, 2-reel 
dr, Pthe; The Fire Jugglers, dr, S; The Little 
Sheriff; west-dr, V; Pathe's Weekly. No. 28 
(West) and No. 29 (East). Pthe. 

UNIVERSAL— Where There's a Will There s 
a Way, com, 1; Pretzel's Baby, com, Frnt; 
The Ruby Circle, 2-reel dr, Rx. 

APRIL 10— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Cashier Girl, dr, K. B. ; Too 
Much Turkey, com, Pr ; The Second Clue, dr, A. 

GENERAL F— The Impersonator, 3-reel dr. 
E; ln the Moon's Ray, 2-reel dr, S-A; Gertie 
Gets the Cash, and Hubby's Night OS, split- 
reel com, K ; Red Head Introduces Herself, and 
All Mixed Up, split-reel com, 8 ; An Easter 
Lily, com, V; On the Brink, dr, L. 

UNIVERSAL— Her Moonshine Lover, com, 
N ; The Baseball Fan, com, and Protecting 
New York's Millions from Fire (educ). split- 
reel, P; The Little Mall Carrier, 2-reel dr, 
Vic. 

APRIL 11— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Godfather, 2-reel dr. Rel; 
Keystone, title not announced; Hubby's Sur- 
prise, and it Came by Freight, split-reel com, 
R. 

GENERAL F— The Chinese Fan, dr, E ; The 
Treachery of Broncho Billy's Pal, west-dr, 
S-A ; At His Expense, com, L ; Detective Kelly, 
2-reel dr, Pthe: The Olrl from Prosperity. 
2-reel com, V; Under Desperation's Spur, dr, 
K: Hlckvllle's Finest, and Rings and Robbers, 
split-reel com, B ; Hearst- Selig News Pictorial, 
No. 15, 8. 

UNIVERSAL— Schultz, the Paper Hanger, 
com, J; Poison, dr, Frnt; Dangers of the 
Veldt, 8-reel dr. B101. 



VARIETY 



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DAUGHTER OF THE HILLS. 

The Famous Players' "A Daughter of the 
Hills," billed as a pastoral drama, fea- 
tures Laura Sawyer. It 1h In three reels 
— Tery beautiful ones, from the stand- 
point of exteriors, lighting and as a produc- 
tion. But as a drama it lacks appeal. There 
Is no fault to be found with the acting but 
it Is always a difficult proposition to project 
mental psychology through the medium of 
motion photography and a few captions. Pro- 
ducers of oral drama have often found It a 
herculean task, so that the additional handi- 
cap of absence of speech would seem to be 
an even more stupendous undertaking. Added 
to this the Famous Players essayed to do away 
with captions to a marked degree, so that the 
progress of the unfolding of the tale fell al- 
most entirely upon the situations. The main 
fault to be found with ''A Daughter of the 
Hills" Is that It lacks physical action. A 
contest in an arena between two gladiators, 
while a line spectacle, had only an indirect 
bearing upon the subject matter. The story 
of the "pastoral drama," briefly, is that an 
unsophisticated shepherdess In the days of 
Nero Is wooed and won by an invincible 
Roman gladiator. This consumes one part, 
showing her tending her flock and the man's 
quest of her. He takes her to Rome and she is 
overawed by Its splendors. They dwell in 
a regal palace, In peace and happiness, she 
feeding tame pigeons and attended by slaves, 
etc. One day, while In his arms she says : 
"I know not what thou dost at the arena. 
Let me see with mine own eyes" At this 
juncture Paul the Apostle, is shown in chains, 
writing an epistle to the EphesianB — "and be 
kind to one another, tender-hearted and for- 
giving," or words to that effect. The wife 
accompanies her husband to the door of the 
palace and pleads: "May I not go to the 
arena once with thee?" He refuses and she 
steals In by a side door, watching him in a 
contest with another gladiator. The grand- 
stand Is shown, with Caesar applauding. The 
arena Is strewn with dead bodies of defeated 
gladiators, who are dragged out like so much 
cattle. She watches In terror her husband's 
battle. He wins, stands with one foot upon 
the body of his opponent, raising his sword- 
hand aloft and awaiting the decision of the 
Emperor. Caesar gives the command : 
"Thumbs down" and the husband-gladiator 
drives his sword Into the breast of the de- 
feated man. Crowned with flowers the win- 
ner goes forth In high spirits. On his return 
to his home his wife upbraids him, her love 
having turned to loathing. "Thou hast blood 
upon thy hands" she cries, repulBlng him. She 
rushes from the house and seeks the protec- 
tion of Paul. The husband's slaves discover 
her whereabouts and attempt to bring her 
back. "Bid thy master come hither," says 
Paul, refusing to give her up- Husband 
comes. Paul turns to the wife : "Go with 
him. He Is thy lord and master. Go with 
him; all will be well." She goes home, still 
shrinking from him. She kneels before her 
husband: "Thumbs down! If thou desire* t 
blood, take mine." Paul is seen preaching. 
The husband listens outside and falls upon 
his knees, having "seen the light." He re- 
ceives a mandate from Nero : "It is our im- 
perial command that thou shalt appear in the 
arena tomorrow. Falling in this thou shalt 
be deprived of fortune and honor." Enter 
wife. Husband is confronted with the alter- 
native of continuing his career or losing the 
woman he loves- He breaks his sword, throws 
it away and clasps his wife to bis manly 
bosom. They return to the hills and the 
sheep, deciding It Is "greater than the glory 
of Rome." The final tableaux shows them 
huddled up by the fireside in "the peace that 
passeth understanding." Jolo. 

TESS OF THE CTORM COUNTRY. 

In "Hearts Adrift" and "A Good Little 
Devil," Mary Plckford had no opportunity to 
demonstrate her true value as a movie actress, 
in "Teas of the Storm Country," Grace Miller 
White's human heart story which the Pnmous 
Players Co. turned loose from its photoplay 
factory March 20, Little Mary comes Into her 
own and her work in this live- part movie pro- 
duction so far o'ershadows her work In the 
other films there's no comparison. 

As the little, expressive-eyed tatterdemalion 
of the Lake Cayuga shores, Miss Plckford 
sticks another feather In her movie crown 
which will help the Famous Players reap a 
benefit in more ways than one. In photoplay - 
Ing the Tess story the F. P. Co. bas taken 
more care than It has done in some of its 
other Plckford pictures and given the silent 
drama fans some realistic indoor and exterior 
scenes. 

"Tess" has everything the "bug's" heart 
craves for and there is plenty of action from 
start to finish. The characters are all real, 
or at least are taken from real life, and so 
well depicted by the camera players the film 
will leavo a deep Impression wherever shown. 

Miss Plckford Is the spirited, aggressive, 
mlscbief-loving Tess all the way. Drought up 
amid an environment that brings out the 
sterner Ptuff and forces her to combat against 
realities that would floor the average city girl, 
she surmounts all difficulties and finally wins 
out. It's a great part for Mary and she makes 
the best of It. 

There are some big scenes — big moments — 
that give the picture the K. O. wallop ho many 
movie producers strive for and it is these 
climaxes that will carry the film along to un- 
bounded success. 

The theft of the Bible from the Mission, the 
fight with the real murderers of the game- 
keeper, getting milk by desperate methods for 
the baby, the struggle in the courtroom crowd, 
the hut fight with the shore bully, the "break" 
with her sweetheart, and the big situation in 
the church where Tess, realizing the baby is 
dying, makes a superhuman effort to have the 
kldlet baptised so that It can enter the King- 
dom of Heaven, are all well staged. The pho- 
tography in the first part is somewhat Indls- 
tlct. but the excellent filming which follows 
makes up for all shortcomings in this respect. 

Mark. 



CHELSEA 7750. 

in turning out "Chelsea 7750" the Famous 
Playors Co. is laying much stress upon Henry 
E. Dlxey's connection with the picture. As 
Dlxcy is still a prominent figure in New 
York productions and is rounding out a big 
success in the Shuberta' "A Thousand Years 
Ago," his name cun be used most advan- 
tageously in outside billing. "Chelsea 7750" 

Is melodramatic, very much so through the 
use of disguises, underworld and counterfeit- 
ing den devices, gun-play, lire scenes, tire 
department run, bomb explosion and Beveral 
escapes on the part of the detective leaders. 
All told it holds interest. There is much la 
'Chelsea 7750" that is quite ordinary, running 
parallel to much that is flooded through the 
regular release services of the divers cor- 
porations bundling them, but some of Dlxey's 
acting is out of the ordinary run of photo- 
play. Dixey does bully work in the scene 
where be becomes paralyzed and also has an 
effective scene when, realizing that his daugh- 
ter is in the hands of the counterfeiters, and 
is to bo put to death by bis arch enemy (who 
bas sworn deep vengeance for the sending of 
his son to prison for twenty years) he makes 
a superhuman effort to secure aid- A "des- 
perate chance" is taken when he purposely 
upsets the lamp and sets lire to his lodg- 
ings thereby calling out the fire department 
with a rescue sctne thrown in. "Chelsea 
7750" is the telephone number of the para- 
lyzed man's home and it's this number that 
his daughter, alter bearding the counterfeit- 
ers in their den in the hope of rounding 
them oil up In irons, calls, and by Blrategy 
sends a message with her pencil by tapping 
a telegranblc code on the metallic part of the 
Instrument. Of course the girl is saved and 
the leading counterfeiter meets death in the 
very trap he bad set for the girl. The film 
(in four parts) winds up with the explosion, 
the falling of the timbers upon the inanimate 
form of the lawbreaker and the subsequent 
capture of the surviving members of the 
lawless band by the police, It's a meller 
climax which the average movie fan will ap- 
preciate. There were many sections of the 
film shown that were bad photographically 
and looked as though they had been rushed 
through overnight. Some of the time connec- 
tions were away off, but as the majority of 
movie folks don't care about consistency and 
accuracy in this phase of picture work, they 
won't mind these deflections as long as every* 
thing winds up happily for the hero and 
heroine and their relations. Dixey Is the 
big noise and It's his name that will help 
the exhibitors out. It's the blood and thun- 
der melodramatic type of picture, but some 
of Dlxey's natural acting bolsters up the 
feature Just when It begins to flop around 
like a chicken with Its head cut oft. Mark. 



A BOY AND THE LAW. 

The Youth Photo Play Co. has camerlzed a 
four-reeler in "A Boy and the Law," that 1b 
undoubtedly designed as an "educational" 
feature. It is said that when shown over on 
the East Side In New York it created a sen- 
sation. Judge Willis Brown, of the Salt Lake 
Juvenile Court, was secured to pose for the 
picture, claimed to be based upon an actual 
life story. The first part Is laid In Russia, 
or rather the personages are Russian, with 
the scenic environment crudely altered to 
create a foreign atmosphere. A young Rus- 
sian Hebrew is sent to a private boarding 
school, where he Joins a secret society. 
Through a proclamation of the Czar tbe 
boys' family Is deprived of its borne and com- 
pelled to migrate for a considerable distance, 
packing their household goods on a wagon, 
a-i well as themselves. While Beated In a 
tavern a couple of drunken Cossacks Insult 
tbe waitress and the boy's father, In defend- 
ing her, is struck down by ono and killed. 
The body Is brought home. There is shown 
a wealth of orthodox Hebrew detail. At 
school the boy drops a pamphlet of his secret 
order. Teacher picks it up, notifies the authori- 
ties and the boy Is arrested with several 
others and lodged In Jail. Some of the other 
youths come to tbe rescue, lioy reaches bis 
mother's home, is given a change of clothing 
and says: "I'll go to America where I can 
live free from law." He is seen arriving In 
New York, goes to Salt Lake, where an uncle 
keeps a clothing store, becomes an American 
schoolboy, selling newspapers In the after- 
noons. (The main fault Is that the tllm ac- 
tor portraying the youth has too old a face 
for the part) Boy plays "hookey" and his 
aunt and uncle are summoned to Judge 
Brown's Parental Court, where the teacher 
also appears. They want to bring him before 
the Court by force, but the Judge says : "Not 
the law's force, but the boy's honor will bring 
him to me." Willie (tbe boy) is seen stand- 
ing on the corner peddling his papers and 
smoking cigarettes. Judge buys a paper and 
Invites Willie to attend one of bis "talks" 
to the boys. Judge tells tbe youths the law 
forbids the sale of cigarettes to minors, 
whereupon Willie deliberately lights one. The 
Judge persuades the women of Salt Lake to 
contribute money to purchase a farm for the 
wild boys of the city. They are transferred 
there by tbe Judge. It is an 600 acre -Jail," 
wilh no locks or bars. Among them are a 
slayer of his own brother, a forger, an em- 
bezzler, etc. They all love tbe Judge and he 
leads them to "build a village" called "Doy- 
town." Willie is elected mayor. Those who 
refuse to work are not given any food. They 
found a bank and are paid for their labor- 
Willie develops Into a smart youth and Is 
sent to college, later becoming manager of a 
huge farm owned by the Judge. (This is said 
to be tnken from life). Each week Willie 
semis money home to his mother. Tlie Judge 
declares that "mistaken youths are Infants In 
all law." It's an uplifting and civilizing 
idea, tending to show that kindness will do 
more than tbe old-fashioned Jails for tbe 
wayward boys. Jolo. 



WIFEY'S CHARMS. 

Wifey'B Charms" bears the Punch trade- 
mark, it is a four- reel farcical comedy, a 
bit risque and very Frenchy In atmosphere. 
Husband is a trlfler. He longs for a "lark" 
and sends a note to a friend to wire him to 
come to the city on a matter of business. 
Flirts with the housemaid, is discovered in 
tbe act by wifey, and maid discharged. Un- 
der suspicion telegram is not genuine, he goes 
"to town" while wife engages a new maid. 
Husband goes to seashore and flirts with two 
girls. While dining them he gets pretty well 
intoxicated ; they look through his pocketbook 
as be dozes ; send a note to wife : "Your hus- 
band Is here paralysed with the heat and 
needs your tender care and attention." She 
visits the shore resort and goes batning. (it 
is a European resort and ner bathing cos- 
sume is minus a skirt, so that her full figure 
is displayed). She wears a veil while thus 
attlreu and husband makes a "play" for her. 
Sne is attended by her maid (new one un- 
known to husband). While Beated in her 
bathing tent husband wants a snapshot of 
her and bribes mala, who permits him to take 
the picture provided he won t look while 
snapping It Maid holds hand over hubby's 
eyes and as he snaps kodak, wifey puts her 
thumb to her nose, extending her band to- 
ward the camera. They adjourn to the water 
and husband proposes a row on the river- 
Wife pays grey-haired bath matron to take 
her place under the veil (old burlesque sit- 
uation, usually with colored woman). Out 
on tbe water veil is lifted and be dives over- 
board. Wife returns home and has a wire 
sent husband, saying she's very ill- He 
rushes back, meets maid and tries to recall 
where he had seen her lace before. Wife 
confronts husband with his infidelity and 
locks him from her room that night. He 
pleads through the door as she stanas on the 
other side, clad in her nightgown. Wife de- 
cides to get a divorce. Farcical court-room 
scene. Argument of opposing counsel ; case 
adjourned 24 hours ; each departs snarling 
at the other, in separate autos. Next day 
similar situation. Third morning, wife for- 
gets all about the court. She sleeps late and 
in a scene that could only have been conceived 
and executed by the French, Is seen in her 
bathtub. Court waits and her counsel finally 
phones. Maid Informs her of what Is going 
on and she decides to rush off to court with- 
out taking time to dress. She hops out of 
tub as screen Is placed before the camera, 
her bare legs protrude as she quickly puts on 
her stockings and slippers. The only other 
things she dons are a cloak and hat. She 
rushes Into court and melts a trifle toward 
hubby. As she Is about to enter an ante- 
room, hubby, endeaovrlng to conciliate her, 
tugs at tbe cloak and Is shown with the 
wrap in his hand gating through the door. 
There is a dellciously excitable expression on 
bis countenance as he rushes In after her. 
They are seen together In the anteroom, she 
wrapped In the heavy plush window curtains 
as he pleads for forgiveness. In an Instant 
later she Is seen with her cloak on once more 
as be Is replacing the curtain hangings. They 
kiss and decide to return home together. The 
man's facial expressions sre excellent and the 
visualization of him developing his snapshot, 
is goud comedy. It is all very ingeniously 
worked out. 



Jolo. 



HARRY LAUDER PICTURES. 

San Francisco, April 1. 
As seen and heard here for the first time last 
week at the Savoy, the Harry Lauder singing 
and talking pictures appear to have well 
night reached perfection In lingual and optical 
synchronization. In the Lauder "talkers" the 
art of the famous Scottish comedian Is repro- 
duced In marvelously real fashion. The 
Lauder voice has an indisputably genuine ring, 
the articulation Is perfect, his wonderfully 
magnetic personality stands out, and the 
screen reflects every variation of mood and 

character gestures. It seems almost as though 
the eminent funmaker himself Is In the spot- 
light. Every familiar and favorite song In 
tbe extensive Lauder repertoire, as rendered 
through the medium of the new invention, got 
hearty applause, and even the Lauder patter 
Is reproduced with practically tbe same unction 
that only the Scot himself possesses. Many 
prominent theatrical folk were present on the 
opening night as tbe guests of Manager Will- 
iam Morris, and were unanimous in declaring 
the "talkers" an artistic triumph. The pro- 
gram of entertainment Included also a Lauder 
travelog that shows the comedian on his world 
tour, illustrating many unusual viows of pub- 
lic Interest enroute and sbowlng tbe receptions 
accorded the Scot by tbe Governors of States 
and Mayors of cities wherein he bas played. 
A variety of entertainment by Scotch pipers In 
character costume, dancers and vocalists round 
out tbe unique show. Tbe contrivance with 
which the Lauder "talkers" are produced Is 
the invention of Isadore Kitsce, a Hungarian 
now living In Philadelphia. With the success- 
ful demonstration of tbe "talkers" at tbe Sa- 
voy, has been organized a company for their 
distribution and tbe further promotion and 
development or the enterprise. This Is known 
as tbe Harry Lauder Film Companies, 
Inc. ; president and general manager, Wil- 
liam Morris ; Dan L. Weaver is tbe secre- 
tary and treasurer, and Lester Murray, tbe 
former circus agent, assistant manager to Mr. 
Morris. A "No. 2" show is booked to open 
April at the Majestic, Los Angeles, and plans 
are being formulated for an early launching of 
a total of lit) companies. 

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LIFE OF OUR SAVIOUR 

"Its sacrilegious," said one. "Ghastly." 
commented a seoond. "Terrible," muttered a 
third. "Daring," remarked a fourth. "Won- 
derful," echoed many. Bo on and so forth were 
the voluntarily expressed comments during 
and after the first showing of the Pathe col- 
ored seven-part film, "The Life of Our 
Saviour" at the Manhattan opera house. 

All who see this big and Imposing speotacle 
of Holy Land are going to have a decided per- 
sonal opinion: No matter where shown there 
will be divided opinion. And that same opinion 
Is going to be cut in twain through the movie 
reproduction of the crucifixion of the Saviour. 
One is shown the Son of Ood wickedly, 
wantonly and cruelly scourged In publlo and 
flayed nearly every step of the way to Mount 
Calvary as He bears the weight of the cross 
with the crucifixion so realistically and natur- 
ally reproduced cold chills go coursing up and 
down one's spinal column. When they take 
those long nails or spikes and supposedly . 
drive them through the feet and hands of the 
man enacting the role of the adult Christ It 
forces a long breath while admitting It's the 
darlngest thing ever depicted by a camera. 

When the film was shown the National Board 

of Censorship It's morally certain that the 

members thought twice before they permitted 

that gruesome scene to psss. And It's a fur- 
ther certainty that the church societies, Y. M. 
C. A. Institutions and ladles' auxiliaries of the 
churches will want this plcturs for some time 
to come because of Its Biblical construction 
and that It's the first of Its kind to show cer- 
tain phases of Christ's life which "The Pas- 
sion Play" and other pictures with a divine 
atmosphere failed to show. 

No matter what this person or that person 
Is going to say, the plcturs leaves a lasting 
Impression that will never be erased. It is 
going to hand the exhibitor a thrill and make 
him knit his eyebrows a few times when he 
shows this picture on the ssme screen where 
a few weeks or months before he has had some 
cheap, unhealthy "vloe" film. 

To the schoolboy and schoolgirl, who goes 
regularly to his Sunday School to learn the 
Oolden Text and carry home Biblical pamph- 
lets or cards, this picture Is going to havs 
the parents plied with some knotty Scriptural 
questions. This Is sure to come: "It bad angels 
with wings and all that but where was the 
halos that always went with the still pictures 
of the Lord and His disciples?" That's where 
the picture maker fell down. He made sure 
that the camera worked up different Illusions 
and mads them look as though the Lord was 
right there before tbe lens performing the 
wonderful miracles and blessed things he did 
in the days His sacred feet touched land and 
water, but he overlooks the supernatural circle 
of light which always radiated above Christ's 
head. 

To the Sunday School kiddles It is going to 
have them pussled and pondering. They are 
bound to be awe-Inspired, open-eyed one min- 
ute and weepy-eyed the next. And when that 
crucifixion scene comes there will be many who 
will close their eyes rather than witness the 
revolting cruelty. When "The Passion Play" 
was produced everybody opined tbe last word 
In Biblical picture making had been written. 
But they will change their minds after seeing 
"Tbe Life of Our saviour." 

Photographically the film Is wonderfully 
clear and distinct Bcenlcally it's so near the 
real thing all the way that few faults can be 
found In that respect. Tbe old places In 
Holy Land where all these Biblical happen- 
ings took place were used for the camera pro- 
duction. There's Bethlehem, Nasareth, CTeth- 
semane, Jerusalem, the sands, pyramids and 
Sphinx of Egypt, the long road to Calvary, and 
they loom up conspicuously before the camera. 

As to the acting, praise is due to M. Moreau, 
who played Joseph ; Mme. Moreau as the Vir- 
gin Mary ; Le Petit Biiand as the Bo/ Christ ; 
N. Normand as the Adult Christ, and M. Jac- 
qulnett who enacted Judas. Others In minor 
roles were splendid and throughout the picture 
the points were well connected end the en- 
sembles beautifully formed without spoiling 
the effect 

The picture Is going to help the cause of 
Christianity, but Just the same there will be 
tbe shaking of heads and the accompanying 
remark that the picture should have omitted 
the crucifixion scene, albeit perhaps the pro- 
ducers of this film banked on that one thing 
to start talk. 

At the Manhattan the picture was not put 
on as one would naturally expect a big Len- 
ten feature like this should be. There was 
un effort, to be sure, to make tbe showing ss 
impressive and complete, but there could nave 
been a vast Improvement. 

One of tbe deplorable things was the up- 
and-down tbe aisle crulso of a uniformed 
young man between intermission hawking can- 
dles. JuBt when one Is trying to realize tbe 
enormity of the Saviour's suffering he bears a 
rasping cry of "chocolates, caramels and bon 
bons." 

Tuesday night a goodly number was on 
hand for tbe pictures, but there was not the 
anticipated rush one might have expected, al- 
though the Manhattan Is an extra big house. 

The picture is exhibited here and in other 
cities under the direction of Robert W. Priest 
At the Manhattan some timely remarks were 
made during the running by Rev. Richard M. 
Sherman, secretary of the Educators' Film 
and 8ervlce Corporation. 

"The Life of Our Savlous" Is going to start 
them talking. And while the talking Is going 
on the exhibitors should rako In tbe shekels. 
Tbe big film will make more money on the 
road than anywhere else. And In the showing 
It's going to bring forth a world of country- 
side editorial comment — comment that will 
help at the box office. Marie. 



22 



VARIETY 



FILM FLASHES 



William Gillette It to become a morle actor. 
He has been engaged by the Life Photo Film 
Co. to play In "Secret Service." 

The Apex baa a new detective thriller en- 
titled "Queen of the 40 Thieves" running 
through four parts. 

April 10 the Famous Players Co. will release 
"The Redemption of David Corson," Charles 
Frederic Oobb' plcturlzed novel, with William 
Fa mum In the title role. 



"The 8parrow," with Mile. Polalre featured, 
haB arrived In New York. 



"Qulncy Adams Sawyer" has been made Into 
a four-reeler by the Puritan Special Features 
Co. 



The first of the D. W. Griffith releases under 
the Mutual's direction will be "Home. Sweet 
Home," a five-reeler. which will have the com- 
bined picture forces of the Reliance and Ma- 
jestic companies. 

"The Blue Mouse," with Madge Leasing fea- 
tured, will be released shortly by the Do Luxe 
Attractions Co. 



The Criterion Is getting "The Outlaw," a 
multiple feature, ready for the factory get- 
away. 

"The House of Correction" (Union Features) 
Is a three-reeler with Mons. VUleneuve fea- 
tured. 

Roscoe Arbuckle and Charles Chaplin are 
now getting more attention In the Keystone 
comedies since Ford Sterling jumped to the 
Universal. 

The Universal announces that It baa Just 
purchased a ranch near Los Angeles, reported 
price being $100,000. 



George Ade Is among the latest of the popu- 
lar writers to fall for the movies. He Is said 
to have signed a contract to have some of his 
works done Into photoplay form by the D. W. 
Griffith Co., now on the Coast. Maybe an 
"Artie" series will be gotten out by the Grif- 
fith concern. 

When the new George Klelne movie on 42d 
street opens its doors William B. Raynor Is 
slated to handle Its management Raynor Is 
the New York representative of the Klelne 
opncern. 

"Should a Woman Tell?" at Hammersteln'a 
for the past two weeks, has been made Into 
a movie feature. 

The movie reproduction of the Shuberts' 
spectacle "America," taken at the Hippo- 
drome by *he All-Star Feature Film Co., la 
expected to be ready for the first exhibition 
next Saturday. The second of the Shubert 
pictures will be started upon a camera pro- 
duction of "The Whip," which Is also slated 
for Immediate release on the state rights' 
plan. 

"My Official Wife." plcturlzed from the 
novel and play by Richard Henry Savage, 
a Russian story, in six parts, has Just been 
turned out of the Vltagraph workshop. It was 
first produced in stage form by Robert Cutting 
and Minnie Sellgman. This big feature Is 
slated for presentation at the Vltagraph. In 
It are Clara Kimball Young, Harry Moray, 
Barle Williams. Roger Lytton, with James 
Young, stage director. The Imperial Russian 
Dancers appear In the Czar's ballroom scenes. 

"The Monster and the Girl," a four-part 
feature which the Solax has Just released, 
has a fire at sea, a fight on a cliff with a 
plunge to the rocks below and a fight between 
two men In midair clinging to a swinging 
cable. Alice Blache directed It 

Leon Kalmar, lately with the George Klelne 
office, has gone west to handle one of the 
Edison talkers. 

Harry Lambert says all the agents out of 
work should grab a good feature film and 
take to the wilds. He's out In the wooly with 
a Paul Ralney African Hunt picture. Harry 
says the movies for one thing, can't complain 
of dressing roomB long jumps or extra shows. 



"Love's Old Dream," which the Vltagraph 
has tacked onto Its regular release service, 
with John Bunny and Flora Finch featured, 



was written by Roy L. McCardelL This la. 
the first McCardell scenario to be made Into 
movies by the Vita although he has written 
a thousand or more photoplays. 



A new movie, seating 300, will be opened 
In Collum, 111.. April 25. 

Myra Dumont Is at the University Hospital, 
Philadelphia, suffering from a broken lag and 
serious Internal injuries. Miss Dumont was 
walking near her home In Philadelphia when 
she slipped on an ley pavement 

The Motion Pictures Apparatus Co. (Inc.) 
has gotten out a neat little pamphlet calling 
attention to the many things the Prestwich 
Klne-Kameraa can do. 



A premature explosion forced Ralph Stuart. 
George Mlddleton and J. A. Fitzgerald to leap 
from a schooner along the Maine coast where 
they were getting ready for one of the big 
scenes In the forthcoming "Hearts of Oak" 
feature film. The Government wrecking crew 
helped Wray Physloc, director, to reach the 
shore where examination showed him to be 
burned about the face and neck. Violet Homer. 
the leading woman, waa the first one saved 
from the schooner by the life-savins' crew. 
All this excitement happened March 20. An- 
other scene will have to be rehearsed. 



"Damon and Pythias" Is the title of a four- 
reeler the Universal haa In course of movie 
preparation on the Pacific Coast 



The new Ford Sterling comedy pictures 
to be produced under the direction of the 
Universal will be known aa the Sterling. 

"Trapped In the Great Metropolis," contain- 
ing OOo scenes and having more than 400 char- 
acters, has been released aa a movie feature 
by the Rolands Feature Film Co. The "spe- 
cial" was staged under the personal direction 
of George J. Rolands. 

The date for the opening of the new Strand 
(Broadway and 47th street) haa been aet for 
April 11. The first big movie feature to be 
shown will be "The Spoilers," taken from Rex 
Beach's novel of that title. The second photo 
drama will very likely be "The Sea Wolf" 
from the Jack London story. The press burea, 
operated by Arthur F. Warde, announces a 
continuous program from noon each day until 
eleven o'clock at popular prices. 

Katharine La Salle plays the title role In 
the Life Photo Film Corporation's forthcom- 
ing release of "The Banker's Daughter." Other 
prominent players are Ethel Phillips, Ethel 
Wayne and little Mab Rea. 

J. Walter Lamb, formerly with the World's 
8peclal Film Corporation, connected with the 
Buffalo office as traveling representative, Is 
now In charge of the Syracuse office of the 
Cosmos Film Corporation. 

Mack Sennett and Mabel Norman are back 
as co-comedy stars with the Keystone. 

The Mutual Weekly scored a homer when 
It took a movie of the special "Peg o' My 
Heart" performance given in New York State 
Prison at Dannemora. 

William Gardwood, leading man with the 
Majestic Co., has transferred his affections to 
the American and will hereafter play "oppo- 
sltes" to Vivian Rich. 



Lois Webster, who directs cojolntly with 
Phillips Smalley In making Rex photoplays, Is 
on a fortnight's vacation in San Francisco. 



"The Last Supper," Leonardo dl Vinci's 
famous painting, Is being reproduced as a 
movie feature by the American Co. Sidney 
Ay res Is playing Christus. 



The Mocagraph Motion Picture Co. Is a new 
concern busy taking animated views of scenes 
In the western section of San Francisco known 
as Forest Hill, situated Just beyond the famous 
"Twin Peaks." Walter McGinn Is manager 
and Zelna D<« leading woman. The com- 
pany's Initial film effort Is entitled "The Flirt" 

The California Motion Picture Co., the di- 
rectorate of which is composed of San Fran- 
cisco millionaires, has selected the suburban 
town of San Rafael as the scene of its oper- 
ations. Work on the construction of a atudlo 
there is reported to have lately been com- 
menced. 



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The T. A R. I. M. Play Co., Inc., sent out 
a second company of "The House of Bondage" 
last week, opening to capacity in Jersey City. 
Both companies will play out the remainder 
of the present season. Joseph Byron Totten is 
president of the T. a R. I. M. Play Co. 

Fire broke out In the Kozy. Sslem, Msbs., 
March 27. The Interior of the hou.e was 
pretty well charred. The loss is not covered 
by Insurance. 



The Montauk, Brooklyn, which haa been 
playing the big legits, houses Its first moTle 
production next week. 



"Three Weeks," the Elinor Olynn novel and 
play. Is to be plcturlzed in a feature Idea 
which Harry 8. Ooldman has up his sleeve. 
He plana to aend a company to Italy and 
Swltserland to get the real color for the movie 
production. 

Harry Leonhardt and Qus McCune have fully 
established their eligibility to the Screen Club. 
They have bought the state (New York) rights 
for the "Judith of Bethulla" feature film. 



J. T. McCaharan, who haa been holding down 
the management of the Chicago office for the 
Qeorge Klelne Co.. haa resigned. 

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The Eclair announces that It will rebuild on 
the Port Lee atudlo site where its former 
quarters were burned. 



Col. Jasper Ewlng Brady, chief signal of- 
ficer In the Cuban campaign with Qen. Leon- 
ard Wood and General Law ton. Is writing six 
new pictures for the Vltagraph. 

Dick Broderlck Is In charge of the Detroit 
office of Warner's Features. 



George A. Holt, leading man with the west- 
ern Vltagraph Co., Is the father of a son. 



The work of photoplay lng "The Right of 
Way," Sir Gilbert Parker's story, by the Col- 
onial Film Corporation, under T. Hayes Hun- 
ter's direction. Is planned to start May 1. 
Huntsr also has plana under way for the 
movie production of Booth Tarkingion's 'The 
Gentleman From Indiana." 




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MAJESTIC (Lymsn B. Glover, mgr. ; agents, 
Orpbeum). — Three featured acta in the bill, 
consisting of Henry E. Dlzey, Gertrude Cogh- 
lan In a new act and "Wrong from the Start," 
one of Everett Sh Inn's travesties. All three 
passed nicely Monday afternoon before a fair 
house. Charles and Anna Glocker. water Jug- 
glers, opened the bill. Five Musical Germans 
were on In second place, where they disting- 
uished themselves In a rattling program. Oal- 
lagher and Carlln were In D" place with 
their nautical sketch, and they reaped a big 



harvest of hearty laughs. The act Is very 
familiar, but it still is a favorite. When 
Billy Gould swung onto the stage hs was 
greeted by applause and he with his team- 
mate. Belle Ashlyn, did not have any difficulty 
in making a clean-up. They did not offer any 
new material, and the act waa the same as 
seen at the Palace a week or so ago. Miss 
Coghlan was on In "F" place with her new 
offering. She received an abundance of flow- 
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much applause. Corel II and Gillette, who do 
a neat acrobatic act on a quiet order fol- 
lowed. They worked easily and were ap- 
plauded throughout. The Gardiner Trio, a 
man and two women, danced prevailing 
dances, and closed with a cowboy effect that 
had the merit of being novel, at least The 
dancers were well received. Mr. Dlxey told a 
few tales, gave Imitations of melodrama and 
vaudeville and recited verses. "Wrong from 
the Start," a ludicrous travesty on melo- 
drama, had closing Bpot. This Is not as funny 
as his "More Sinned Against than Usual," but 
It did get a good many laughs. Reed. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheura).— There is a little too much song to 
the Palace bill to make It strictly good, the 
numbers being bunched In the center of the 
program, dragging the show around the finish. 
A dramatic sketch or something In the way 
of a novelty would have helped matters out. 
Dupree and Dupree opened with a cycling 
turn, introducing some two high unlcycllng 
that comes close to the best In vaudeville 
They were better fitted for a closer on this 
particular bill since the Juggling Mowatts, 
who held that number, were unable to keep 
them seated. Brltt Wood, second, might corral 
some more comedy talk to help out his time, 
for with a little stronger and longer routing, 
topped off with his musical effort, he would 
become a candidate for a better position on 
a big time bill. "Motoring." with some new 
people since last seen here, took its usual 
share of laughs, followed by Yvette and her 
violin. Her novel back drop did much to 
bring her over. The Five Sullys with "The 
Information Bureau" are here again for the 
steenth time, going as well or better than 
ever. It's a wonder some production hasn't 
landed the soft shoe dancer. He would tear 
things up some with a troupe behind him. 
Incidentally, there happened to be two other 
dancers on the same bill. Laddie Cliff and 
Tyler Brooke. Cliff doing his eccentric hard 
shoe steps. Sully, who came before the other 
two, left a much better Impression, which In 
Itself suggests the production Idea. Stuart 
Barnes, one of the very few in vaudeville who 
pays particular attention to his material and 
keeps It up to date, happened to be the even- 
ing hit. although Young Cliff didn't overlook 
any applause. The English youngster, like 
all good comics, probably labors under the 
Impression that he Is quite as good with the 
sob stuff, and Introduced a recitation for an 
encore when the gallery wanted dancing. It 
was a good recitation. Llane Carrera (Anna 
Held's daughter), with Tylor Brooks and a 
sextet of show girls, was tried and convicted 
before she ever made an entrance. Her bill- 
ing killed her chances and what the billing 
didn't do. her French dialect, which might 
have been acquired on Goose Island, for all It 
Rounded like French, did do. The girl has a cer- 
tain amount of natural talent, but Instead of 
developing It by easy stages, someone con- 
ceived the brilliant Idea of completely killing 
her chances with a big time route and the 
sympathetic billing. Wj/nn. 

McVICKERS (J. O. Burch, mgr. ; J. L. & 
S.). — Mayor Lew Shank, who tells how he 
bought potatoes and sold them to his neigh- 
bors In Indianapolis, had star spot and made 
good In his homely way. He was greeted with 
much warmth. "The Rake-Off." a crook play 
by Dan Kusell. who acts one of the roles, was 
on early In the bill where It stirred up con- 
siderable interest. Fitch Cooper, who does 
Imitation of music Instruments and barnyard 
animals, was really funny early. He has a 
style all his own. The Musical Coopers get 
considerable melody out of kegs, barrels and 
other lumber, and make a sudden change from 
a cooper shop to a parlor and back again. 
The young woman in the act did toe-dancing 
In the parlor scene. The Four Cook Sisters 
passed In their usual style. Axel Chrlstensen. 
who Is Chicago's own czar of ragtime, played 
numerous selections, and after being called 
back several times, sang a song. The Four 
Roeders posed before a purple curtain, form- 
ing some good pictures, and later did some 
lifting and other feats of strength. The Em- 
press Quartet tried to he funny, and once or 
twice got over a few laughs. They sing In 
tune a part of the time and have fairly good 
patter. The bill was Interspersed with pic- 
tures and It moved along smoothly at the last 
show Monday night. Rrrd. 

GREAT NORTHERN HIP. (Fred Eherts. 
mgr.; agent. Earl J. Cox). — Circus acts had 
the raid thlB week, and some were excellent. 
Orvllle and Frank did foot juggling that got 
the house In no time at all. The act is sure 
fire. The La Fayettes, a man and womnn. do 
work on the trapeze that puts them In a class 
by themselves. They did some foot swinging 
that caused gasps. The Martells, a bike act. 
might also come under the head of circus 
turns. This was swift and to the point. Ilen- 
drlck's Bellelsle Co., seen In a school act. 
was one of the high points of the hill. The 
llttl? company offered some real comedy, and 
nt times the act got away from the stereo- 
typed. Bernard and Lloyd offered some neat 
patter, and Hill nnd Dale, a tall man with a 
diminutive woman partner, also talked and 
sang with much eclat. The Ruhlnoff Trio, a 
woman and two men. sang grand opera se- 
lections with vim and gusto. They offered 
numerous familiar Italian pones an'l displayed 
good taste. The bill worked throuch smoothly 
at the first show Monday morning and the 
house was packed bv noon. Rrrd 

HALSTED EMPRESS fllnrrv Mitch' II 
mgr.). --"More Sinned Against than T'sual." a 
travesty, had headline place. ThU b< familiar 
to vaudeville audiences nnd h»* eb-nn nt« of 
humor that, appeal to the cultivated taste more 
than to the common run of hnmnnitv Th" 
act lias heen seen In the "loop" theatres w!i<T" 
It created much enthusiasm la-t senson It 
Vis been changed In a few part :< nlar^. and Hi'- 
chances have brought it nearer to the under- 
standing of the avenue mind. It in well 
acted. Dick Lynch, who form rlv played the 
sheriff In this act. ha- now bran bed out a- a 
monnloglst. and Is making irmil. He tells Irish 
stories with a good brogue, and clones with a 
little dance. Tie was "ti^ of the big hits of 
the hill flundav night. Fred Hallen and .Mollle 




Fuller and their company did very well with 
their sketch "On the Road to Zanesville." This 
is a comic skit, and It was put on as an extra 
added attraction. The Three Falcons opened 
the show with gymnastic act. The act Is neat- 
ly dressed and has several elements of sur- 
prise. The comedy man Is good. The Mos- 
crop Sisters, on in second place, sang and 
danced and passed easily. One girl appears 
dressed as a man, and later changes to a 
charming girlish coBtume, and the effect Is 
good. Self Bellino plays the accordeon with 
dash and spirit. He wears a white uniform, 
has long black hair, and gets by as well as 
any of the long tribe of accordeon players who 
are now treading the boards. Reed. 



AMERICAN MUSIC HALL (Sam P. Qer- 
son, mgr.)- — Kolb & Dill, much success In 
"Peck o' Pickles." 

BLACKSTONE (Augustus Pitou, mgr.).— 
"At Bay," a strong play getting good results. 

COHAN'S (Harry Ridings, mgr.).— "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate," still strong magnet. 

CORT (U. J. Herrlmann, mgr.).— "Help 
Wanted" drawing big, fifteenth week. 

OARRICK (John J. Oarrlty. mgr.).— E. H. 
Sothern opened Monday In "If I Were King." 

ILLINOIS (Will J. Davus, mgr.).— Last 
week of "The Marriage Market." 

LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.). — Last 
week "September Morn." 

OLYMPIC (George C. Warren, mgr.).— 
'Excuse Me" opened Sunday. 

POWERS' (Harry J. Powers, mgr.).— Ruth 
Chatterton meeting wleh success In "Daddy 
Long-Legs." 

PRINCESS (Frank Phelps, mgr.).— Prin- 
cess Players in repertoire. 

STUDEBAKER (Sam Lederer, mgr.).— 
"Adele," attracting fair crowds. 

FINE ARTS (Albert Perry, mgr.). -Last 
week of "Prunella." 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mgr.).— 
"Little Women." 

IMPERIAL (Kllmt & Gazzolo, mgrs.).— 
"The Newlyweds." 

NATIONAL (John J. Barrett, mgr.) —'The 
Master Mind. 

Nadell and Kane, a double turn for seevral 
years, have split. 



Tango contests have been inaugurated at Mc- 
Vlcker's for Tuesday night. 

Charles E Kohl. Mort Singer and Judge 
Trude have fallen for the tango craze. 



Leo Kind Is one of the treasurers In the 
box office of the La Salle opera house. 



"The Midnight Girl" will come to the Gar- 
rlek In five weeks according to the latest 
plans. 



"The Trojan Women" was played this week 
at the Little Theatre by the Maurice Browne 
players. 



Gene Greene will appear at McVlcker's next 
week before going to London to fill an en- 
casement. 

The Gaiety. Springfield. 111., went to the 
rack last week. It was booked by .Tones, Lln- 
i>-k & Sebaeffer. 



llalton Powell has a new tabloid out called 
"Dollars and Dimples" It began at Wauke- 
gan, 111., last week. 



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CLAIRE WHITNEY 

LEADING LADY 

SOLAX STUDIO. Fort Lee, N.J. 



Leon Blank and Rosle Carp will come to 
the Empire Eaeter week with their company 
to play a repertoire of Yiddish plays. The 
engagement Is ecbeduled for Are weeks. 



The Washington, Belleylle, 111., was ordered 
closed by the liaalth authorities because of a 
small pox epidemic. The house is booked 
through the T. B. C. office by Don Stuart. 

T. C. Qleaaoa, producer of numerous Chi- 
cago shown; WiU put the stock shows on at 
Lakeside Pi l Denver this summer for Will 
T. (Tents. Am Bpements were conducted this 

W66»» 

Jane Elwya, Who has been doing a copy of 
Bert Levy act, recently signed an agreement 
to discontinue the practice. Levy enjoined 
Miss Elwyn White she was playing the Wilson 
Avenue Theatre. 

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Messrs. Weber, Beck A Frazer, with Eva 
Tanguay rnaeVahow, have been booked to ap- 

Sear at George Whiting's cabaret show at 
oney Tslehej Jlls summer. This .will be their 
third seasos) :|e><that place. 

Openlng'for fee week 1 I the "loop" theatres 
include: "BxcuVe Me" at the Olympic, open- 
ing Sunday: E. H. Sothern in "If I Were 
King," at the Oarrlck, opening Monday, and 
"Any Night" at the Princess, opening Sun- 
day night; , 

An actor's colony, the dream of every real 
estate agent, la being formed at Cedar Lake, 
Ind., aboit a tnlle out of Chicago. Among 
those who have already subscribed are Natal- 
ie Ferrari, Ellle Olickman, Dr. Max Thorek. 
Talto Duo- 

H C. ZMntbrtb has established a new ten 
per cent. 6fQ.ee In town, listing attractions 
for vaudeville, parks, fairs, expositions, thea- 
tres, banquets, clubs, lodges, cabarets and 
picnics. Daaforth was formerly a prominent 
middle-western, manager. 

"Three Twine," a tabloid operated by 
Boyle Woolfolk • has arrived In Chicago for 
repairs. The show closed in Peru, Ind., and 
came In to reorganize. Internal dissensions 
are given, a* the cause for the temporary lay 
off. Thomas Whlffen Is the manager. 

Ross andf Aahton announced a parody duo- 



logue aa Uaelr own origination at the Kedsle 
last week: Vtollnsky has started proceedings 
against Froslnl, claiming Infringement on 
one of his Ideas, and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon 
Cole, society dancers at the Boston Oyster 
House. 

Harry Knowlea, first representative for the 
White Rats' Actors' Union in Chicago, is at 
present engaged with Helen Gardner in an 
Independent picture concern, while Abner All, 
the laat local representatives of the organisa- 
tion, la with the Six Abdallahs, now on the 
Pantagee time. All Is an acrobat 

Mrs. Haael Seymour (Seymour and Will- 
iams) is in the American Hospital where ehe 
underwent a serious operation. Mrs. James 
Thornton is also confined to the hospital and 
under the care of Dr. Max Thorek. Fred 
Eberts.-manager of the Great Northern Hip., 
was operated on this week. Ethel Sadler of 
the "Monte Carlo Girls." has been discharged 
from the institution, cured. 



Although to all outward appearancee. the 
Chicago opera house Is still intact, a peep be- 
hind the exterior walls reveals that the old 
landmark is a thing of the past House- 
wreckers have demolished the Interior of the 
building, leaving only the Clark street front 
and the lobby on Washington street The bal- 
ance will fall May 1, to make way for the 
annex of the Conway building. 

Th newly organised Old Friends Club of 
America met at King's Restaurant Thursday 
eve (March 26) for a "Dutch lunch." About 
50 members present, the majority making 
short addressee at the request of Henry My- 
ers, the toastmaster. James S. Hutton re- 
ported that George Cohan had sent in 30 
names for membership and that applications 
were being received from all parts of Canada, 
Australia and the states. 

Some wag recently suggested George Levee 
might Inaugurate a monster 'Home Coming 
Week" at his Indiana theatre and to further 
his mad scheme, proposed the following pro- 
gram: Chesterfield; Henog's Stallions; Ber- 
zac's Circus; Princess Bonlta; Don Fulano ; 
Mazeppa; Mme. Bedlnl's Horses; Rhode 
Royal and "Dynamite," the bucking mule. 
Tee, Cerll, of course there's a point to it. The 
Indiana is a reconstructed livery stable. 

Billy Link has received a telegram from 
Judge Will H. Morris of Seattle, In which it 




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A number of theatres on the Great White Way are now 
showing Motion Pictures in conjunction with their regular 
programmes. 

Motion Pictures to be shown on this wonderful thorough- 
fare must conform to the well-known Broadway standard, 
i.e.— the very best. 

It naturally follows that these high-class pictures must be 
shown the critical Broadway public through the medium 
of the projecting apparatus accepted as the standard in the 
Motikn Picture world. 

'The*e?alace, Hammerstein's, Casino, Garrick, Vitagraph, 
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le stated that Bill/ Link, Jr.. waa arrested 
there last week on a charge of having been 
implicated with Edward Lamontagle In the 
murder of a Pierce County farmer. The young 
man .who la but 17 years of age, was exon- 
erated at once and discharged. He has been 
Flaying with a repertoire snow on the coast 
t waa proved young Link had nothing to do 
with the case In any way. 



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Marie Dressier has lately been enJoylns> a 
sojourn at Ocean Park, Cal. 



The recent closing of Marie Baker with the 
Bailey and Mitchell dramatic stock company 
in Seattle, is reported. 

Collectively as an organisation, the hotel 
men of Ban Francisco have agreed not to in- 
crease rates next year beyond the schedule 
now In effect 



Lee Price, formerly house manager of the 
Broadway, Oakland, has gone to Sacramento 
to manage the Grand, now playing the Bert 
Levey brand of vaudeville. 

Jimmy Oralnger, Pacific Coast representa- 
tive of the Edison Klnetophone Co.. returned 
here last week from a trip of several weeks 
up north with the "talkers." 

Mazie Kimball, who recently concluded her 
entertaining activities here with "The Candy 
Shop" at the Qalety, was in Los Angeles last 
week visiting friends with the "Merry (Jambo!" 
company at the Morocco theatre. 

J. O. Rosenthal (not J. J. Rosenthal), coast 
representative of an eastern theatrical shoe 
firm, was married here Feb. 10 to Bernlce 
Raymon Kohn of Ogden, and formerly of a 
Oalety theatre musical-comedy. 

Recent and late arrival* here from vaude- 
ville engagements In Australia are Mr. and 
Mrs. Oene Oreen and Charles Straight the 
former's accompanist ; Diamond and Beatrice, 
Martin Kubanlk and Co. and Dixie Southern. 



Louis Llssner, for several months past Iden- 
tified with the management of the Oalety, in 
this city, has lately gone on the road with the 
Oalety Company's production of "The Olrl Be- 
hind the Counter." He is "back with the 
show." 



In addition to Broderlck O'Farrell, Bar- 
bara Lee and Jack Fraser are in the Inter- 
preting cast of "The Law," premiered last 
week nere at the Republic and which Is the 
literary effort of H. L. Oaltea, a local dally 
newspaper editor. 

While on a visit to this city recently In 
company with his wife, Edward Hoen, a thea- 
atrlcal manager of Fresno, Cal., was stricken 
with paralysis of his right hand and arm. He 
waa able to return to his home and his re- 
covery has since been reported. 

While portraying the role of a prisoner in 
the "Hanged" vaudeville sketch in Pantage's 
March 23, Herman E. Wllmerlng was arrested 
and locked up In the city prison on a charge 
of falling to support his wife and two-year 
child. This is said to occur about every time 
the actor gets a new part to play. 

James A. Duncan Is reported In the Oak- 
land, Cal., city prison again after having 
been allowed his liberty on $2,000 ball while 
a charge of bigamy was pending against him 
In the superior court of Alameda county. The 
second Incarceration is understood to have 
been the result of an altercation with his 
wife, Nellie Lamore. 

Mrs. Douglas Crane, who recently scored 
a moderate success at the Alcazar In "Her 
Soul and Her Body," a new play by Louise 
dosser Hale, Is to begin a Coast road tour 
In that vehicle Easter Sunday under the per- 
sonal direction of Frederic Belasco. At pres- 
ent the actress Is recreating on the Burnham 
ranch In the Tamalpals Valley, this state. 

Oeorge Webb, fomerly with the Mitchell and 
Ralley stock company In Seattle and lately In 
Pasadena, where he owns considerable prop- 
erty, Is scheduled to sail from here April 8 
with a company of dramatic players on a trip 
to Honolulu, where they are to play a ten 
weeks' engagement. A repertoire of two bllln 
a week will be offered. The personnel of the 
company will Include Olga Gray and Guy 
Hltner. 



Commencing last Sunday a new policy of 
continuous entertainment has been put Into 
effect here at the Empress where the Sulllvan- 
Consldlne attractions appear. A picture pro- 
gram continues from 11 until 2.30. when the 
regular vaudeville show runs for a couple of 
hours or more. Then It Is pictures again un- 
til time for the first evening variety perform- 
ance. It Is expected the results will show n 
material Increase In the box office receipts. 



It has developed that the late two weeks' 
engagement here nt the Tlvoll Opera House 
of the Chicago Orand Opera Company has neon 
a loser financially, and John C. Shaffer, a di- 
rector and member of the executive commit- 
tee of the opera company. Is credited with 
blaming the failure chiefly to Mayor Ralph 
In vetoing the plan for a municipal opera 
house. As a result of It all the director has 
announced the famous musical organization 
will not again he sent to this city except upon 
a guarantee against heavy loss 



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A party of "movie" adventurers sailed from 
here March 27 In a small yawl on a voyage 
along the Southern Pacific Coast At the wheel 
was Captain J. H. Syberg, experienced navi- 
gator and soldier of fortune, and In the cabin 
were two photographers and 8. W. Wall, a 
writer. The ostensible purpose of the trip la 
to visit the Gulf of Lower California, the 
Mexican coast and out-of-the-way islands, to 
secure moving picture subjects. It Is under- 
stood tbst the material secured Is to be used 
here next yesr in one of the concessions at the 
Panama-Pacific Exposition. 

Bert Levey is planning to take a little da- 
served and needed rest and will probably eat 
sail from here next week for Honolulu, there 
to Indulge In a vacation trip of a few weeks 
through the Hawaiian Islands. It Is not alto- 
gether Improbable that some amusement book- 
ing deal between here and the Hawaiian 
metropolis may develop as a result of the 
visit. Levey suddenly developed an ailment 
of his eyes a few weeks ago, resulting. It Is 
believed, from overwork and eye strain, and 
although his condition now Is practically nor- 
mal, the temporary defect of his vision sound- 
ed to him a warning that he is going to heed 
with a brief respite from his arduous and con- 
fining labor and dutlea. 



Articles of Incorporation have been filed 
recently In Portland, Ore., of an organization 
known as the Theatrical Benevolent Associa- 
tion of the United States and Canada. Its 
'iV/iuatlon dates bsck to a little over two 
months ago at an Informal meeting of theatri- 
cal folks In the property room of the Baker 
theatre in the Northland city. A No. 2 lodge 
is reported in process of organization In Los 
Angeles. The officers of the No. 1 lodge In 
Portland are: President. H. B. McCabe; vice- 
president, E. B. Oblander; recording-secre- 
tary, James A. Bliss ; financial secretary, A. 
La Brache • treasurer. Frank Paine; serjeant- 
at-arms, Harry Thome ; marshal!, Charles 
Bennett; trustees, George L. Baker, F. B. 
Van Ronk and Theodore Henkel. 

LOS ANGELES. 

By OARDIfBR BRADFORD. 

ORPHBUM (Clarence Brown). — Week 28, 
Beaale Clayton, unappreciated headllner; "Af- 
ter the Wedding," with Eva Taylor, laughing 
success ; Foster and Lovett, novel fun makers ; 
Billy Rogers, capital ; Louis Hardt athletic 
turn, taking headline honors : Alcalde Capi- 
tal ne, gymnast; Welcome and Welcome, acro- 
bats, and Blnns, Blnns and Blnns, complete 
poorly balanced bill. 

EMPRESS (Deane Worley). — Week 23. A 
bill of surprise featurec Sebastian Merrill 
and his "Tip Taps." a cycle novelty, really 
good ; Jennings and Dorman, smart and up 
to date; Alfred Latell. some dog: "Cheating 
the Devil" would be good In capable hands ; 
Bounding Oordons, compel applause ; Brown 
and Blyler, clever. 



PANTAQES (Carl Walker) .—Week 23, »Way 
above the average. "Twenty Minutes In 
Chinatown" and "College Town,' the latter by 
Keefe, Caxton and Cameron, divide first hon- 
ors; Hughes Musical Trio, excellent; Schrode 
and Mulvey aave act with getaway dance; 
Nanne and Belle, fair ; Chas. Leonard, Imita- 
tions, ordinary. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain.)— Week 
23. Dr. Carver's Diving Horses and Two Feath- 
ers, town talk ; Lander Stevens-George Cooper 
Co., hit with scene from "Sapho" ; That Sing- 
ing Four, splendid * Hasel Edwards, real baby 
voice; Hastings and Orlando, Palmer and Rob- 
inson, entertaining. 

REPUBLIC JA1. Watson).— Week 23, Mar- 
garet Favar's Dancing Olrls. dashing success ; 
Jap Troupe, tight rope, sensation ; Two 
Specs, out of place on bill ; Phil Godfrey, com- 
ical acrobate; The Kaplers, and Morse and 
Clarke, musical features ; Palean, fair ven- 
triloquist. 

The Olrl In Red who rode the diving horses 
In Dr. Carver's act at the Hippodrome waa 
so seriously Injured last weak In making the 
40-foot plunge that Two Feathers had to be 
drafted from the other Carver ehow to com- 
plete the engagement 

Morgan Wallace, for some time director of 
Morocco's Burbank company, resigned laat 
week owing to differences with Adolph Phillip, 
author of "Auction Pinochle," ahortly to be 
presented here for the first time In English. 

Hugh Ford, the stage director, is in Los 
Angelea. He says he Is to forsake the • legit 
to work for tbe Famous Players Oo. in the 
movlea. He Is here to get an Insight Into 

Slcture mkklng, and is then going to take 
amee K. Hackett to Europe and stage "Mons. 
Boucalre" and other shows. 



Both the Mason and the Morosco are dark 
this week, the first having "Uncle Tom's 
Cabin" for tta next attraction and the Utter 
"The Olrl Behind the Counter. 



Florence Stone and Dick Ferris have signed 
for summer stock at Long Beach, opening at 
the Benteley Orand April 11. 

Charley Alphln will open his Alphlne thea- 
tre April 6 with a girl ahow for an Indefinite 
run. 



"Rita's Romance," In which Oliver Morosco 
hoped to send 8elma Paley to New Tork, has 
been shelved. It waa neither a failure nor a 
wildfire success. 



Evelyn Thaw, at the Majestic, was a twenty 
thousand dollar engagement The Stratford- 
on-Avon Players, at the Mason, barely made 
expenses. 

All last week, In the lobby of the Majestic, 
a huge Victrola played the music of the Al 
Jolson show, which oomea this week, to the 
never ending line-up of the Thaw eale. 



John Blackwood, whose Little Theatre pro- 
ject ended In failure after four weeks, has 
obtained a license to conduct a big tango 
academy. Lunch hour dancing will be a 
feature. 



Charles Harris, manager of the Blckel and 
Watson company, Is back In the box office of 
the Gaiety In San Francisco. 

L. B. Behymer, Paclflo Coast impresario, Is 
out of the Auditorium. He la trying to nego- 
tiate a deal for another church-theatre prop- 
erty, the new Trinity Methodist ehureh. If he 
succeeds he will book only the big concert 
stars, and may later on try ale luck again 
with grand opera. 

Frank Egan reopens the Little theatre In 
another week as a Children*! theatre. A 
fairy fantasy. "Wan of the Woods," will be 
the Initial attraction. Egan la negotiating 
with Marguerite Clark and hopao to bring her 
west to head his new company. 

"Auction Pinochle." the Adolph Phlllpp 
farce, goes on at the Burbank, Morocco's pro- 
ducing house, next Sunday. 

The Century reopens next week as the 
Alphln, and will be devoted exclusively to 
musical burlesque. Charles Alphln Is the new 
lessee, having taken over the honae from J. A. 
Qulnn, the local picture magnate. Reece 
Gardner, late of the Gaiety company, Is en- 
gaged' as juvenile. 

"The Traffic" (No. 2 road company) oloced 
here Saturday night after two weeke* of star- 
vation business. Walter Newman, sponsor for 
the troupe, has decided to try the one-night 
stands along the coast, and he probably will 
get back a little of the money he loat on the 
local engagement 



Mrs. Marten, 
•attempted sulci 



ay, a local picture actress, 
in Denver PseaiMe she was 



"hungry and blue and owed a faWLkoerd bill." 
She swallowed Iodine tablets, Wit *Hk recover 

William (Billy) Loralne, musical director 
and founder of the Musical Directors' Associa- 
tion of America, has come here for several 
months' rest He will continue to grind out 
music copy In his newly-fitted bungalow just 
the same as If he were back on Broadway 

PHILADELPHIA 

By J. J. BCRBBeV 
KEITH'S (Hsrry T. Jordon, tfigr. ; U. B. 
O). — William Faversham In "The 8quaw 
Man" easily took first honors. The atar Is well 
supported, special praise being due to the di- 
minutive Juvenile, Else Rueggor, who, not 
so msny years ago on the straight concert 
platform, played her 'cello beautifully. This 
fact as well as the headllner might be called 
"classic," and might not be considered gay 
enough for a vaudeville house. But Miss Rueg- 
ger ended with "Annie Laurie," playing high 
and low, and that In Itself waa a fine bit. 





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Stepp. Goodrich A King, though they do the 
sextette from "Lucia," have a distinctly dif- 
ferent type of musical act, and it went across. 
Fisher & Green In "The Partners" registered, 
although It displayed a striking family re- 
semblance to "Potash and Perltnutter." 

"Rube" Dickinson wbb rewarded with an 
ebundanoe of laughs with his familiar mon- 
olog. Bert Melrose's clown act was appre- 
ciated and the Charles Kasrac Co. of acrobats 
received attention. The Mozart Duo appeared 
a bit too serious in their operatic numbers, but 
pleased. Kramer A Ross, well received. 

WILLIAM PENN (William W. Miller, mgr. ; 
agent, U. B. O). — Surrounded by a company of 
Ave clever players Sam Bernard, Jr., Is the 
headllner this week In a humorous sketch 
called "Nonsensical Nonsense." His work won 
applause. Leipzig, magician, has some real 
new work that pleased. Froxlnl was one of 
the hits. Fred and Adele Astalre kept every- 
body Interested. Lewis and Dody have a good 
burlesque number. Bedford and Winchester 
were well received. 

LYRIC— DeWolf Hopper, in Gilbert and Sul- 
livan operas, opened Monday night with the 
"Mikado." House good. 

GARRICK — Mabel and Edith Tallferro, In 
"Young Wisdom," opened Monday night. 

CHESTNUT STREET OPERA HOUSE.— 
"The Rainbow," by The Orpheum Players. 

ADELPHI.— Doris Keane in "Romance," last 
week. Stay here marked by satisfactory 
bouses. 

BROAD.— David Warfleld in "The Auction- 
eer," last week. Drew very well ; big houses. 

MTTLE THEATRE.— Annie Russell In 
"School for Scandal." 

METROPOLITAN.— "The Whip" ; attendance 
not diminishing. 

WALNUT.— Fiske O'Hara's second and last 
week. 

ORPHEUM. — Thomas E. Shea In repetolre. 

FORREST. — "A Thousand Years Ago." Good 
bouse. 

CASINO.— Burlesque "The Social Maids." 
Good house Monday night. 

EMPIRE. — Burlesque "American Beauties." 
Business average. 

TROCADERO.— Burlesque "The Military 
Maids." Business good Monday. 

QAYETY. — Stock Burlesque. Business aver- 
age. 

DUMONT'S.— Stock minstrels. Average 
houses. 



Bert Crossman and Girlie are dancing at the 
Continental Hotel cabaret. 



The ball of the Theatrical Employes' Asso- 
ciation Friday night at the Harmonic Hall 
was a bright and glorious affair. Chorus girls 
from the burlesque shows were advertised as 
the leading feature and drew all the place 
could bold. Bobby Morrow, manager of the 
Trocadero, led the grand march. 



An organization or theatrical clearers has 
been formed In thin city and Is known as the 
Theatrical Clearers Union. More than 130 mem- 
bers have been enrolled. The officers are 
Joseph Heron, president ; John Fox. vice-presi- 
dent ; Robert Coler. -secretary ; Harry O'Keefe, 
treasurer, and Robert Speakman, business 
agent. 



On the charge of stealing a picture machine 
to recover an alleged debt of $8, George Dlck- 
inflon, formerly manager of a movie bouse In 
Camden, was arrested and held in ball for 
court. He claimed tbe owners of the house re- 
fused to pay blm some money due. 

Miss L. Otis Tabler, a pianist of this city 
now playing at Dad's Hotel. Is forming a 
women's orchestra to play the summer resort 
hotels. 



BOSTON. 



m S. OOOLTE. 

LOEWS ORPHEUM (V. J. MorrlB. mgr.; 
agent, Loew).— Vaudeville. 

LOEWS ST. JAMES (William Lovey, mgr.; 
agent, Loew).— Vaudeville. 

NATIONAL (George Haley, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— Revival of "The Runaways," by the 
Morton Opera Co., which will play for several 
weeks to big business. Special act named "The 
Lake of the Amazons" has been added, to- 
gether with a treadmill race with real horses 
and Jockpys, making the biggest performance 
for the money In tbe history of the city. 
Opened Wednesday night to 3.2(H) audience. 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "The Poor 



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Little Rich Girl." Business taking a sudden 
slump. April 13 will bring Mrs. Flske in "Mrs. 
Bumstead-Leigh," which ha* never played here. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "The 
Little Cafe" doing good buslneae through 
heavy advertising campaign, but will probably 
close earlier than originally anticipated. 

PARK (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Fannle's 
First Play" starting on Its fifth week to excel- 
lent business. Good for at least three weeks 
more with strong week ends. 

TREMONT (John B. Schoffel, mgr.).— "The 
Dummy" opened to surprisingly good house 
but not good for more than two weeks, with 
David Warfleld in the revival of "The Auc- 
tioneer" definitely billed as the underline. 

CORT (John E. Cort, mgr.).— "Pretty Mrs. 
Smith" drawing heavily but arousing some 
adverse comment from New England patrons 
as being a trifle too risque and broad. Good 
for several weeks more. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, mgr.).— "Under 
Cover" playing since Christmas matinee still 
drawing heavily and will finish out the sea- 
son. Threatens to break every Boston record 
for a total box office taking. 

BOSTON (William Wood, mgr.).— "In Old 
Kentucky" opening for run with a company 
of 100 and a spectacular race scene at a maxi- 
mum scale of 11. 

SHUBERT (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— "Little 
Miss Brown" hit hard by Lent and will close 
this week, which Is Its second. Next week will 
bring an emergency booking In a feature film. 
Following thla Blanche Ring for an indefinite 
engagement. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "Within 
the Law" still playing to practical capacity 
and good until the close of season. It will 
probably be retained at this house. 

WILBUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Doris Keane 
In "Romance" to open the house Easter Mon- 
day. 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).— 
Stock. "The Charity Ball" for a single week 
with house practically sold out in advance 
because of appearance of Mary Young (Mrs. 
Craig). Next week will bring "Rip Van 
Winkle" with John Craig In the titular role. 
This li far out of Craig's line and he has been 
plugging hard to make good. 

GLOBE (Robert Jeannette, mgr.). — "Mutt 
and Jeff in Panama" on its second week to 
good business at popular prices. This house 
Is seriously contemplating abandoning small 
time vaudeville and going onto the combina- 
tion circuit permanently. Lack of satisfactory 
attractions Is the only handicap at present, 
apparently. 

HOWARD (George B. Lothrop, mgr.).— "The 
Monte Carlo Girls" with Cora Livingston, 
wrestler, beading house bill. 

GRAND OPERA (George E. Lothrop. mgr.). 
—Jack Reld's "Progressive Girls." Best busi- 
ness In past few weeks In history of bouse 
which plays Progressive shows on percentage. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron. mgr.).— "Mo- 
rocco Bound." Best business since house wa* 
built. 

GAIETY (George T. Batcheller. mgr.).-- 
"Belles of Beauty Row." Excellent business. 
"Columbia Burlesquers" last week, rated as 
one of the best burlesque shows seen here this 
season. Gaiety Is only burlesque house In 
town which does not allow smoking, and the 
loss In male patronage Is fully offset by the 
women which the house Is going after hard, 
as Is the Grand opera house which has smok- 
ing, however, and had to cut rates to women 
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An eleventh hour switch came at Keith's this 
week when Percy Waram In "The Bo'sun's 
Mate" was cancelled at the last hour and 
Helen Page in "The Understudy" substituted. 
Illness was given as the reasou. 



The first performance on any stage of the 
new play by A. E. Thomas, named "The Force," 
to be given Friday afternoon (April 3) at the 
Plymouth with an al-star cast has received the 
services of Margaret Wycherly. Together with 
Jane Cowl, she will carry the principal female 
roles and William Courtenay will head tbe 
male contingent. 



Mrs. Jack Gardner has presented to the new 
Toy theatre on Dartmouth street two stairways 
and an Iron balustrade valued at upwards of 
$10,000 to start a little more speed in the 
subscriptions among the society patrons who 
are financing the new project 

The Cort theatre Thursday and Friday mati- 
nees of this week will have an amateur per- 
formance of "Beau Brummel" given by Welles- 
lay College Girls to raise funds to erect a new 
building. 



Fred Doherty, who handles the publicity for 
the Dr. Lothrop Interests, Is featuring tango 
contests every Wednesday night at the Bow- 
doln, which Is playing small time vaudeville 
and which Is rumored as being a Progressive 
burlesque house next season. The tango with 
souvenir and gold prises is drawing heavily 
and is an absolutely new contest in this city 
although old, of course. In New York. In 
addition , Doherty had added new life to the 
amateur contests Friday night at the Grand 
by tbe use of enormous "motto cards" easily 
read from even the gallery and really funny. 
He has bad several requests from other cities 
for the matter Inscribed on them and has 
cheerfully supplied Progressive Circuit houses. 

Charles Winston, press agent of the National, 
last Friday night pulled one of the best stunts 
In years when he bad one of tbe girls who 
vanish In tbe big tank faint and be apparently 
rescued by another heroic member of tbe com- 
pany. The girl went through with It even to 
going to the hospital and this convinced tbe 
papers It was on the level. He sec u rod a bar- 
rel of space. 



ATLANTIC CITY. 

By LOUIS WILLIAM!. 

APOLLO (Fred. B. Moore, mgr.).— Philadel- 
phia, Orchestra, with Mme. Teresa Carreno, 
Venzuellan planlste, assisting soloist, March 
30. Madame Yorska and her French players 
In repertoire (French), March Hi-April 8. 
Mile. Pavlowa April 4. Mme. Olive Frehm- 
stad April 5. 

8AVOY (John Callahan, mgr.).— Calsmlth 
Stock Co. In "The White Bister," Lelah Hal- 
lack In title role. 

KEITH'S GARDEN PIER (Jake B. Isaacs, 
mgr.).— Opens Monday afternoon, April 6, with 
vaudeville, beaded by Dazle. Others are Baby 
Helen, White Hussars, Roller Skating Olrls, 
Milton Pollock and Co., Hoey ft Lee, Raymond 
A Bain, Mareno A Delton Bros., pictures. 

NIXON (Harry Brown, Jr., mgr.).— Ed - 
wlnna Barry ft Co., Morse ft Hill, Warren A 
Adzoni L'Alglon, Earle's September Morns. 
Diving Nymphs and feature picture. 

Zusene L. Connolly, of Pittsburgh, general 
press representative of the Harry Davis en- 
terprises, Ib in this city looking after tbe pre- 
liminary press work of the Garden Pier 
theatre. 



Louis W. Cllne has been retained as the 
press representative of the New Garden Pier 
(Keith's) theatre. 



The Million Dollar Pier tango contest, last 
Friday night, brought out tho greatest field of 
entrants for both tbe professional and amateur 
to compete since tbe Inauguration of these 
danre events. Ten Judges were required to de- 
cide Stephen Mathews and Isabel Burdlck as 
the winners. Harry Rice and Mrs. Elsa Uhle, 
winners tbe week previous, while having a 
galaxy of eccentric and acrobatic stunts that 
would have done credit to stage professionals, 
were shifted to second place by tbe feverish 
whirl of Miss ITurdlck. One of the features 
of the Rlce-Uble combination was a flying 
whirl, in wblcb Mrs. Uhle elapsed her partner 
round the neck and he whirled her horizon- 
tally for over a minute. 



Mrs. Thomas Pierce, former wife of the 
prominent Boston clubman and friend of Adele 
Richie, Is upending the Irnten season here. 



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Mmp. Oad^kl, who will sing at the Nlion 
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Gertrude Rennyson, the Boston prima donnn. 
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Chicago. III., March *4, 1914. 
Mr. Fred Lewis, 

435 State St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Dear Friend Fred: 

Yours received and replying to yours 
regarding burlesque Mind Reading yon 
did In your act while playing for me at 
Jollet and Bloomlngton, will aay that 
I remember same very distinctly. 

The above engagement yon played for 
me was the last of April, nearly six 
years ago. McWatters and Tyson were 
on the same bill, bat Instead of play- 
ing split weeks between Jollet and 
Bloomlngton will say that we were not 
splitting the shows at that time. Yon 
played a fnll week at Jollet and a full 
week following at Bloomlngton. 

With best wishes to yourself and wife, 
I remain. 

Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) LEW M. GOLDBERG. 



New York City, March 23, 1914. 
Mr. Fred Lewis, 

of Lewis A Chapln, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Dear Sir: 

In regard to your question as to how 
long, to my knowledge, you folks have 
been doing burlesque mind reading, will 
say that about six years ago I booked 
your act over the Interstate Circuit out 
of the Chicago office In conjunction with 
Madame Zenda, your wife's sister, who 
does a straight mind- reading act. 

At the time I know you were doing 
burlesque mlnd-readlng, because It was 
stipulated that you were to follow Mme. 
Zenda on the bill and burlesque her offer- 
ing. The reports of all managers on 
the circuit assured me that this program 
had been faithfully carried out, so I 
know positively you did burlesque mlnd- 
readlng six years ago. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) B. S. MUCK EN FUSS. 



The originals of the above letters are now In posses«ion of Will J. Cooke. We 
print the above letters to show that we did burlesque mlnd-readlng In our act more 
than six years ago. and we have used It off and on since that time at our own discre- 
tion, but not continuously. We cannot see where we are pirates or choosers because 
we are again doing burlesque mlnd-readlng in our act. We are doing our own version 
and using our own material. W T e are both members of the White Rats and If anyone 
thinks we have taken any of their material or ideas, we will welcome an investiga- 
tion by that organization at any time, and abide by Its decision. 



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i i f* cr FrST^ After May 9 » 1914 

Address Car* WHITE RATS, CHICAGO and NEW YORK 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. lAMlUL 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Inferior 
show. Three Collegians, lack histrionic ability ; 
Josephine Dunfee. most ambitious number; 
Aust in Webb's sketch, splendidly acted ; Rel- 
low, pleasing ; Rex's Comedy Mule, uproarious 
laughter ; Andrew Mack, barely passed ; Ben 
Beyer Co., old-time cycle act. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— "Within 
the Law," moving drama by a one-night stand 
company, profitable business. 

CRESCENT (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Paul 
Gllmore in "Captain Alvarez." 

LYRIC (ChaB. Qramlich, mgr.).— Stock bur- 
lesque. ^ 

LAFAYETTE (H. C. Fourton, mgr.).— Do- 
hertys, Belzac A Baker, Travlolas, Mimic Four. 

HIPPODROME (Lew Rose, mgr.).— "The 
Brazilian Widow. " 

ALAMO (Will Guerlnger, mgr. ) .—Vaudeville. 

The Orpheum closes May 10. 

Eleanor Gordon will be leading lady of the 
S. & M. Players, opening a stock season at the 
Greenwall April 11 In "The Woman." Phil 
Rellly acts as man of all literary work. 

Francesco Flceto will furnish and lead the 
band at Spanish Fort, the coming summer. The 
renort opens May 3. 

Arthur B. Cohen, employed at the Tulane, 
died last week. 

The Hippodrome has been unionized In a 
stage hand way. 

Vice picture at the Crescent next week. 
"Kismet" at the Tulane. 



able Abe Sellgman will act as business man- 
ager of the theatre. 



Edward Seamans has been engaged as stage 
director of the musical stock company which 
opens at the Crescent, May 8. It Is quite prob- 



Walter Brown, formerly press representative 
of the K. & E. houses here and widely known 
In theatrical circles, has accepted a lucrative 
position with the United Fruit Co. 

ST. LOUIS. 

Br F. ANFBNGBR. 

COLUMBIA (Harry D. Buckley, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O.).— Double headline billing but favor 
equally divided among Bickel & Watson and 
Cecil Lean ft Cleo Mayfleld ; Paul Conchas, 
Vera McCord ft Arthur Shaw, Two Alfreds, 
"Olrl from Milwaukee," The Lelghtons, Vlolin- 
isky. 

GRAND (Harry Wallace, mgr.; W. V. M.). 
— Berlo Sisters A diving models, Johnny 
Adams, Kent's Seals, Alvln ft Kenny, Marie 
Dreams, Hayama Japs, Arthur Truelly, Ameri- 
can Harmonists. 

HIPPODROME (Frank L. Talbot, mgr.).— 
Military Maids, "Big Bob," Fanchon Sisters, 
Scott ft Wilson, Keefe, Love A Thome, Morales 
Trio, Madell A Corbly, Jane Elwyn. 

KINO'S (Charles Crawford, mgr.).— Wag- 
ner's Dogs, Ooldlng A Keating, Sim, Bonn. 
Burr, La Doine, Cromwells, first half. 

PRINCESS (William Flynn, mgr.; agent. 
S-C). — Marie Stoddard, James T. Doyle A Co., 
D'Arville A Dutton, Torelli's Circus, Frank 
Morelle. 

EMPRE88 (C. P. Heib, mgr.).— Five Rose 
Maids, Cummlngs A Claddings. Harry Har- 
grove A Co., Burkhart A White, Harlon A 
Clifton, first half; McKayon Sisters, Earl A 
Meal, Floyd A Whltehouse. Great Lester, Ade- 
lyne Lowe A Co., last half. 

PARK AND SHENANDOAH (split; William 
Flynn, mgr.).— "Enchantment of Crocodile 
Isle," Florence Russell, Conelly a Naulty, 
Myrtle Langford A Co., first half at Park; 
Mile DaMela, the mysterious ; James F. Mc- 
Farland, Irish wit; Leichltl-Weber Four, Tom 



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Ural A Dog, gymnasts, first half at Shenan- 
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OLYMPIC— Robert Hilllard In 
Case." Business bad. 

SHUBERT.— "Life of Our Saviour" (pic- 
ture), released early account of "The Lure" 
being taken off. 

AMERICAN.— The Divorce Question," re- 
peat from high priced house. 

STANDARD.— "Rosey Posey Girle " 

GAYETY.— "Girl's from Maxim's." Fltz- 
slmmons and Bob, Jr., featured. 

GARRICK.— Picture. 

NEW GRAND CENTRAL "Clothes" (pic- 
ture). 



CINCINNATI. 

By HA KMT MABT1N 

GRAND (John H. Havlin, mgr.; K. A E.). 
— Nazimova; April 6, "Garden of Allah." 

LYRIC (C. Hubert Heuck, mgr.; Shubert). 
—"Passing Show of 1913"; April 1 and 5. 
week, picture. 

GERMAN (Otto E. Schmld, mgr.; stock).— 
29, "Im Wunderschoenen Monat Mai." 

WALNUT (Willis F. Jackson, mgr.).— Re- 
turn of "Shepherd of the Hills" ; April 5. 
"Officer 666." 

EMERY AUDITORIUM.— April 2, "The 
Thunderbolt," by students of Cincinnati 
School of Expression, for benefit of Associated 
Charities. 

MEMORIAL HALL.— April 1, piano recital 
by Harold Bauer. 

OLYMPIC (McMahon A Jackson, mgrs.).— 
"French Models," with Demetral, the wrestler 

GAYETY (Charlie Arnold, mgr.).— "Tro- 
caderc Burlesquers." 

STANDARD (A. L. Rlesenberger, mgr.; 
stock).— Burlettas, "A Romantic Marriage" 
and "Americans in Venice." Princess Zuleika, 
dancer. Zamora Sisters, aerialists. 

ODEON.— March 30, song recital by Jerome 
Uhl, Jr. 

EMPRESS (George F. Fish, mgr.; S-C.).— 
Todd Nurds opened, good acrobats ; Gehan A 
Ryder, fair voices, but crowd liked them; 
Ronair A Ward, conventional seashore sketch, 
went well ; Kinkaid Kilties, featured, have one 
real girl comedienne, weak on voices, though 
pleasing ; Savoy A Brennan, got best recep- 
titon ; female impersonator gave audience hys- 
terics- Three Harbys, ice skaters, don't do 
enough, woman is good, one man's comedy not 
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Leusslng, dancers. 

HEUCK'S.— Pictures. 

PEOPLE'S— Pictures. 

EMERY AUDITORIUM.— April 3 and 4, 
Mme. Qerville-Reache, with Cincinnati Sym- 
phony Orchestra. 

LYCEUM (Harry Hart, mgr. ; agent, Sun). 
— Delia & Templeton, Wright & Weaver, Two 
Franks, Emma Stuart. 

John Havlin, owner of the Grand opera 
house, will return from Miamo, where he has 
been spending the winter, this week. 

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NIXON (Thos. Kirk, mgr.).— "The New 
Henrietta" opened to good house. 6, "The 
Madcap Duchess." 

DUQUESNE (Harry Davis, mgr.; stock).— 
Constance Collier's farewell in "Oliver Twist" 
tilled the house. 0, "Madam Sherry." 

PITT (Wm. McVicker. mgr.; stock).— Lli- 
zle Hudson Collier opened engagement in "The 
Duke of Killicrankie" to good house. 

ROWLAND (P. B. Jones, mgr.; Btock).— 
"Prince of Liars" opened to good house. 

LYCEUM (C. R. Wilson, mgr.).— "Busy 
Izzy." 6, "Darktown Follies." 

QAYETY (Henry Kurtzman. mgr.).— 
"Behman Show." 

VICTORIA (George Schaffer, mgr.).— Rob- 
inson's "Crusoe Girls." 



Harry Bridewell, lithographic artist, won 
first prize In the competition to see for the 
best design for next season's Lyric program. 

Jerome Uhl, Jr., basso of the Century Opera 
Co., New York, came home to this city last 
week to see his father, who is ill. The 
younger Uhl gave a song recital at the Odeon 
Monday night. 

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MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, mgr.; agent, 
Orph.). — Jack Norworth, easily best hit In 
headline spot ; Maude Muller A Ed Stanley, 
comedy honors ; Bert Levy, excellent ; Nonette, 
fine ; Alfred Bergen, enviable ; Cole & Denahy, 
fair ; Sprague & McNeece, pleased ; Conroy 
Divers, entertaining. 

CRYSTAL (William Gray. mgr. ; agent, T. 
B. C.).— Pauline, hit in headline spot; "The 
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tion ; Travilla Brothers, excellent ; Burns ft 
Pulton, good ; Leona Stephens, good ; Dlero, 
charmed ; Keller ft Weir, good. 

HARRIS (C. R. Buchheit. mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— "Aladdin's Lamp." scored; Dixie Har- 
ris, good ; Arthur Houston ft Co., uproarious ; 
Eggleston & Marshall, excellent ; Saunders ft 
Von Kunz, pleased ; Hallen ft Hunter, scored ; 
Lizzie B. Raymond, good ; The Seaburys, fair ; 
Delaphone, amazed. 

SHERIDAN SQUARE (Frank H. Tooker, 
mgr.; agent U. B. O.).— Dr. Mac Don aid. hit; 
Five Dixie Daisies, good ; Douglass Washburn 
A Co., clever ; Sampsell ft Refily, scored ; De 
Renzo ft La Rue, good ; Rice Brothers, comic. 

ALVIN (J. P. Reynolds, mgr.). — Forbes- 
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EMPRESS (William Raynor, mgr.; agent, 
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good ; Rathskeller Trio, good ; Two George, 
fair ; Mary Qrav. pleases. 

ORPHEUM (Frank Cook, mgr.; agent, T. 
B. C). — Alpha Troupe, registers heavily In 
feature spot ; Matthews ft Hall, excellent ; 
Lawrence Players, good ; Coleman ft Mexls, 
fair ; The Russells, entertaining. 

DAVIDSON (Sherman Brown, mgr.; agent, 
Ind.).— Rose Stahl In "Maggie Pepper." Good 
business. "The Traffic in Souls" films follow. 

SHUBERT (Charles C. Newton, mgr.).— 
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man Shu k innip.ul> in Shawn " Pygmalion," 
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(IAYi:TV i.I W. WluKljru'l, mgr. )' Rose- 
land Girls." 

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AUSTRALIA. 

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oyuney, Feb. 21. 
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CRITERION Fred Nlblo and Josephine 
Cohan In "Never Suy Die." 

ADELPH-' Pride of the Prairie. " 



ROYAL Julius Knight and Irene Brown 
In "Diplomacy." 



PALACE American Burlesque Co. farewell 
week. Double bill on, 'The Grafters" and 
"A Day at the Races." "I,and of Nod." after 
successful Melbourne season, opens at the 
Palace Saturday. The Six American Exposi- 
tion Dancers (local act) arranged for tho 
production. Pig feature. 

TIVOLI- Tom Davis Trio, Two Hobs, Wa- 
terbury Bros, and Tenny. Marshall Crosby. 
Selruo Braatz, Vivian TallHur, Margaret Kloa, 
Talleur Andrews and Jack Shields, business 
big. 

NATIONAL Fine bill, big hit, all Ameri- 
can acts, headed by Kukellk. violin virtuoso. 
Other successes arc Greater City Four, Aerial 
Bartletts. Biff and DeArtno, Norwood and 
Dare. Jessie and Dollle Millar, Juggling Nor- 
mans. Vevan and Flint. Le Wltte, Captain 
Brunswick and Co., Moran and Cahlll. Ca- 
pacity nightly. 

Tom Geoffreys, stage manager at the TItoII 
for the past three months, finished last week. 
Hl9 pla»e Is taken by Marshall Crosby, trans- 
ferred from the Adelaide house. 

The Fuller-Brennan Circuit will declare a 
five per cent, dividend next month. 

Tango Teas are all the rage In Sydney, 
and Melbourne Is following suit. 



Ben J. Fuller has definitely decided that the 
two-a-day Is to be Inaugurated In the prin- 
cipal houses on the circuit. Melbourne has 
been running them to a small profit for nearly 
12 months and with a system of publicity 
shortly to be Introduced by H. H. Marcus. 
There Is every possibility of the scheme 
catching on. 



An all-star program will go over for the 
opening of the BIJou theatre, the new F. B- 
house In Melbourne. The old Gaiety will 
revert to pictures. 

Jolly Marie, who. as Miniature Marie, was 
a London favorite some few years ago, came 
In "on spec." from South Africa last week. 
fih« gave a try-out at the Tlvoll, but on a 
question of salary failed to connect. She 
will revert to her former title and will try 
the F B management next week. 

Effie Fay Is off the National bill, suffering 
from acute gastritis. She is In a very low 
state at present and Ler medical advisor rec- 
ommends a diet not altogether in keeping 
with the invalids volatile spirit. Unless this 
Is adhered to he prophesies a regular break- 
down. 



Word comes through that "Within the Law" 
has not caught in as extensively In N. Z. as 
was the case here. At the same time there 
was every indication of the show getting the 
crowds ere long. 



Irving Sayles. the beBt known and most 
popular figure on the Australasian vaudeville 
Htage, dropped dead In Christ Church ( N. Z.) 
two weeks ago. He bad never known any 
serious Illness and was chatting to some 
friends Just before he died. Born In Quincy, 
III.. II. S. A., Feb. 10. 1K72, he came to this 
country with the Hicks-Sawyer Colored Min- 
strels in IRKS, and had been here ever since. 
Eighteen months ago the team of Sayles and 
Warton was formed and the act was playing 
the Fuller-Brennan time when Sayles passed 
out. Deceased wan at one time a champion 
foot-runner and was also an authority on 
horse-racing. 



Hugh D. Mcintosh has converted the down- 
stairs Tlvoll bar into a real American saloon. 
All the fittings, glasses, etc., together with 
the manager and bar-tenders, were brought 
from the States. The new venture Is doing 
the business of the city. 



Incessant strikes are beginning to affect 
business at the thentres At present the meat 
trade is held up and many other kindred or- 
ganizations will be "out" within the next few 
weeks. No month goes by without an indus- 
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FORSYTH (Hugh Cardnza, mgr.; agent. U. 
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SHEA S (Henry J. Curr, mgr. ) .—Featuring 
the bill Marie McFarlaud and Mury MvFar- 
land, singiiig clussic program. Very refined 
and more than pleased. Extra la 'Celluloid 
Sara,' scored o big hit. Louis Alexander and 
Cllve I»gun, with own cabaret orchestru 
pleased. Alexander Bros., took well ; Thru* 
Bohemians, entertaining ; Cooper & Robinson 
did well ; Robert Emmett Kean and Gordaii 
and Rica conclude bill. 

TECK (John R. Oishel, mgr.).— 'The Bird 
of Paradise." Return. Denore UJrlch and 
Paul Wilson starring. Indication for a heuvy 
week. Next week, picture. 

STAR (P. c Cornell, mgr.). Julia Sander- 
son made her llrst Buffalo apearance as a star 
in "The Sunshine Girl. ' A triumph in musi- 
cal comedy In which Miss Sanderson scored 
heavily, excellent company and well received 
Next week, first half. Ethel Barrymore, last 
half, "Damaged Goods." 

LYRIC (H. Marcus, mgr.). "The Criminal, 
protean dramatic playlet with Mark Llnder 
and Co., very good ; Marr A Robinson, pleased 
Emily Egomar, dainty and clever; Eddie 
Gardner and Irwin & Herzog complete bill. 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlln, mgr.).— The 
Darktown Follies," headed by J. Leubrle Hill 
and cast of 00, played to packed houses first of 
week. Next. "Busy Izzy." 

ACADEMY (M. S. Schlcslnger, mgr.). -Fea- 
turing bill is Inez McCauley A Co.; Landry 
Bros., Gertie DeMllt, Johnnie Wood. Mc- 
Namee, Valtose & May. 

GAYETY (John M. Ward, mgr.).-' The 
Cracker Jacks." 

OARDEN (W. F. Graham, mgr.). "Girls from 
Joyland." 

COLUMBIA (Mrs. Stella, mgr.; agent. Grif- 
fin). — New theatre doing great business. Flor- 
ence Newton, pleased; Elfreda Lemmler, satis- 
fied. Feature pictures exclusively. 

JUBILEE (Agent. Griffin). Mary Kelley 
took well; Dream Doll Co., scored. 

SENECA (Agent, Griffin). Walter Pike ex- 
ceptionally good. 

FILLMORE (Geo. Rosing, mgr.; agents. Mc- 
Mahon A Dee; rehearsal Mon. and Thur 0) 
— Van & Clark, clever; Paul Wenzel. laughs; 
Lalor & Mack, scream ; John Hunnlford un- 
usually good; Polish stock company In' tab- 
loid dramas. Good business 

WHITE (L. White, mgr.; agents. McMahon 
A Dee; rehearsal <»).— Edna Smith, entertain- 
ing and received well. 

HAPPY HOUR (J. Paplardo. mgr. ■ agent 
Griffin).— Juvenile Trio, novelty musical; 
Laura Martiere, clever character songs. 

STRAND (Harold Edel. mgr.). — Eugene 
Walters' five season theatrical sensatioo, '^aid 
In Full." In picture. "Judith of Betliulla." 
Easter offering; "Oollle of the Dailies," April 
5. Exclusively feature pictures draw capacity 
houses continuously. 

KEITHS (Geo. Davis, mgr.). Picture house 
using exceptionally good features. "Chelsea 
u30." "The Passover Mlrarle" among this 
week's offering 

FRONTIER. -Recently erected In resident 
section of city and doing capacity business. 
Feature films exclusively. 

FAMILY'.— "Strangers of Paris," iu picture 
Draw big houses dally. 

ALLENDALE.— "Days of Days." "The 
Leech of Industry" and "The Vicar of Wake- 
field, in picture. Oood business 

JUBILEE.— "Lost In Mid-Ocean." "The 
Celebrated CaRe." "Judith of Bethulia" and 
"Through Fire to Fortune," in picture. Ex- 
clusive features. Illustrated song, excellent or- 
chestra. Business fine. 

PREMIER- Daniel Frohinan production of 
"The Pride of Jennlco." Mary Fuller In "Dolly 
of the Dallies," "The Brass Bowl." Mary Pick- 
ford In "A Good Little Devil." All picture 
feature productions drawing good. 

PLAZA (Slotkln. Rosing A Michaels mgrs. 
agents. McMahon A Dee; rehearsals, Mon and 
Thur. 1).— Cllue. Joy & Cllne. big hit; Mike 
Dowd, humorous; Svengall A Co., sensational 
DeRossI Duo. satisfied; Senzell, remarkable' 
Charlan A Chnrlan, graceful. 

ABBOTT (Max Jacobson, mgr.; agent Grif- 
fin).— May Kelley, fine; Laura Martiere. 
clever. 

AMHERST (Sol Swerldoff, mgr.; agcrts 
McMahon & Dee; rehearsal. Mon. d). — Eugene 
Emmet, clever; Harry Hanson, ordinary; 
Great Monague, fair; playing to usual go'.id 
business- 

KEXMORE (Smith, mgr.; agont. Griffin). 
Walter Pike, excellent; John Nolan verv 
good. Geaturlng pictures draw well. 

WALDEN (C. A. Stevens, mgr. ; agents Mc- 
Mahon & Dee; rehearsal (1). Baby Humphrey 
big hit; Great Weber, marvelous. 

SAVOY (J. Paplardo. mgr.; agent. Griffin). 
—Florence Newton, pleased ; John Nolan, good. 

GRANT (Chas. Rlener. mgr.; agents. Mc- 
Mahon A Dee). — Handsome Harry, took well. 
Tango contests and feature films help business 
ORIOLE (.1. NefT, mgr.; agent, Griffin). - 
Walter Pike, excellent ; Jones & Jones ex- 
ceedingly clever; John Nolon. very good; 
Musical Island, unusual. 

BROADWAY (Broadway Amusement Co 
mgrs. ; agents. McMahon A Dee; rehearsal f>> 
—Lalor & Mack, went big ; Weber the Great 
entertaining. 

EMPIRE (William Rusher, mgr.; agents 
McMahon A Dec; rehearsal (»). Charies Saun- 
ders, real surprise. 

City ordinances prohibiting the production 
of plavs or vaudeville on Sunday, every the- 
ntre In the city Is doing a capacity business, 
both afteroon and evening, showing feature 

pictures. 

The board framework which has enclosed the 
front of the Olympic theatre for the past few 
months was torn away yesterday disclosing a 
heantiful white tile front which undoubtedly 
Is the most attractive front on a theatre In the 
city. The management will rush the remodel 



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Ing of the Interior as fast as possible and 
hope to have the new theatre open to the pub- 
lic by the last of the month. Pop vaudeville 
will be the program. 



DETROIT. 



TEMPLE (C. U. Williams, mgr. ; U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Claude Golden, very 
good ; "School Playgrounds," good musical 
skit; Merrill ft Otto, good; Lo-Ve ft Wllber, 
good athletes ; Ma-Belle, classic dancer ; Belle 
Blanche, hit ; Three Equllis, great. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; T. B. C. ; re- 
hearsal Monday 10).— Anna Eva Kay, creates 
Interest ; Italian Troubadours, good ; Cullen 
Bros., pleased ; Marke Brothers, talr ; Rollo ft 
Rollo, pleased. 

PALACE (C. A. Hoffman, mgr. ; agent, Earl 
Cox).— Coar Simpson ft Co., good; Barber ft 
Jackson, encored ; Aerial Harwoods, very good ; 
Zenlta, big; Three Rezan Sisters, good; Les 
Alvarez, good ; Evans ft Wagner, good dancers ; 
Collins ft Dustln. pleased ; Two Kerns, fair ; 
Warren ft Brockway, enteratlnlng. 

FAMILY (J. H. McCarron, mgr. ; agents. U. 
B O.).— Jane Weir ft Co., Miller ft Williams, 
Mods. Qalllnl, Western Baker ft Co., Josle ft 
Willie Barrows, Cora Hall, Gilbert ft Graham, 
Dixon ft Dixon. 

NATIONAL (C. R. Hagedorn, mgr.; agent, 
Doyle).— McGregor ft Bailey, poor; Alsagex, 
very good ; Nat Warrington good ; GrogollB 
Brothers, clever; Welhng-Leverlng Troupe 
(air; The Marshes, good; Blllie Burns, 
pleased; Hayes ft England, lair. 

COLUMBIA (Eddie Murphy, mgr.; agent. 
Sun).— Criterion Trio, fair; Kassell Players, 
good ; Barrett ft Earle, did nicely ; Jean Mar- 
ceau ft Co., excellent; Bettlna Sheldon, enter- 
tained ; Hansone, mystifying ; Hazard ft Ebert. 
fair; Seven Komlcal Karacters, featured. 

WASHINGTON (Frank Whltbeck, mgr.).— 
"The Man from Mexico." 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.).— Sweet- 
hearts." .. . . 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
"Within the Law," with Helen Ware. Third 
time this season. Big business. 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.). — "Northern 

SaYETY (William Roche, mgr.). "Happy 
Widows." 
CADILLAC (Sam Levey, mgr.).— High Life 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.).— "The Com- 
mon Daw." 

Dr. Cook is booked for the Palace April 6. 

John H. Kunsky. who operates no less than 
a half dozen theatres In Detroit, is to build a 
dance hall and skating rink at the corner of 
Woodward and Warren, to be ready for next 
season. The roller rink will occupy the first 
Boor and the dancing hall on the second Door. 

The Gayety will again have summer bur- 
lesque at the end of the regular season. 

KANSAS~CITY. 

Bf KVM. CBOtsK. 

SAM S. SHUBERT (Earl Steward, mgr.). 
The Traffic." Fair week. 
. ORPHEUM (Martin Lehman, mgr). \ul- 
eska Surratt ft Co.. very big. entertaining act; 
Hflna Showalter, wonderful voice; Doris \V li- 
sts* ft Co.. good ; McMahon, Diamond ft Clem- 
enee, big: Six Samarins. good; Annie Kent, 
laughs ; Barrows ft Milo, good. 

EMPRESS (Dan McCoy, mgr.).— Banjo- 
phlends, went over In line style; Walsh-Lynch 
ft Co., clever rural sketch ; Leonard & Louie, 
agile; Lulgl Del Oro. tuneful. Burk & Harri- 
son, bright pair ; Ross Brothers, good. 

HIPPODROME (Ben F. Starr, mgr.).— 
Young Hackenschmldt, June Roberts. La Joe 
Troupe. Neal ft Neal. Lillian ft Panter. Hunter 
ft Ross. Port ft Delancey, Bros. Bolger. Gone 
A Arthur. v „ , 

GLOBE (Cy. Jacobs, mgr.).— Kaufman 
Troupe, headlined; Jere Samford. fair; Barry 
A Wllbelm, clever team ; Fred & Eva Mozart, a 
novelty In snow shoe dancing ; Paul Frawley, 
heldover ; Stone ft King, roars ; Edgar Merger, 
twister. 

Grand (A. Judah, mgr.).— "Little Lost Sla- 
ter." „ . 

AUDITORIUM (Meta Miller, mgr.).— Stork. 

"Graustark." 

GAYETY (Burt McPhall, mgr.).- -Mollle 
Williams & Co. 

WILLIS WOOD (Roy Crawford, mgr). 
"Rector Girls." 

Kathryn Durkln, who has been the biggest 
cabaret drawing card Kansas City has over 
had. Is going Into vaudeville. She will open 
on the Orpheum Circuit next week. 

"The Brown Men of Mandamlo." a Hketch 
written by George H. Bowles, a Kansas City 
newspaper man. and Frank Cobb will open on 
W. V. M. A. time next week with a Kansas 
City cast. 

Phil White, a Kansas City boy, was bark 
last week with Dave Marlon's show. 



Julius Singer, of the World's Leader Fea- 
tures, fell in the Empress lobby one day last 
week and the Injury to his head needed throe 
stitches. 



Alice Weeks is back with the Mot a Miller 
Stock Company at the Auditorium after n long 
vacation. 



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Cy Jacobs in In Chicago this week arranging 
summer bookings for his Globe Theatre. 



MINNEAPOLIS. 

By C. W. MILES. 

METROPOLITAN ( L. N. 8cott, mgr ). "Les 
Mlserables." picture, week March 30. Mc- 
Intyre and Heath. April 6. 

SHUUERT (A. G. Dalnbrldge, Jr.)— Flor- 
ence Roberts In "Gloria." Excellent house?. 
"Zlra" follows. 

ORPHEUM (O. A. Raymond, mgr.).— Eddie 
Foy. Lillian Herleln, Harry B. LeBter. Irene 
Tlmmons and Co. La Belle Oterlta, Kelll Duo. 
Pantzer Duo. 

UNIQUE (.lack Elliott, mgr., S-C) — Rob- 
'!i<!on's Elephants, Karumcrcr ft Howland. 
Three Newmans, Coakland. McBrldc-Mllo, 
Clem R-evens. 

MILES HIPPODROME ( W. F. Gallagher, 
mgr. T. B C.).— Benjamin Fay Mills, former 
.Minnesotan, headllner; Capt. Slgsbee's 



Home ; Pierce and Roslyn ; Leslie Thurston ; 
Bardello Co. 

GAYETY (Wm. Koenlg, mgr.).- "The Col- 
lege Girls." 

BIJOU (Blalslng ft Hitchcock, mgr.) 
Blalslng Stock company In "Texas." Well 
done. Good business. 



SPOKANE. WASH. 

By JAMES B. ROYCB. 

ORPHEUM (Joseph Muller. mgr.; agent. 
S.-C.) Week 21, Dorsch ft Russell, showy 
act; Harry Rose, passed; "In Old New York." 
good headllner: Usher Trio, liked; Mile. Ceclle, 
Carr and Eldrrd. applause. 

PANTAOES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.; agent, 
direct.) Week 22, The De Alberts, pretty 
number; Togan and Geneva, man a whirl- 
wind; Comer and Sloane, got over; Danny 
Simmons, laughs; Allsky's Hawallans. hit. 



SPOKANE (Sam W. B. Cohn, mgr.; agent, 
Fisher).— Week 22. first half, Bartlnl and 
Jackson, the Moltlnlu, Jessica Clement ; second 
half. Sadie McDonald and Co. In "Cafe de 
Luxe," Abram.i and Budnlck, Jessica Clement, 
pictures. 

The American Theatre Corporation, a new 
local concern, has taken over the lea^e on the 
American, which has been In the hands of 
creditors of the Advance Amusement Co. since 
the death of Thomas J. Noonan. William 
Ewart has been installed as manager. Films 
will make up the programs for a time. 



Two suits, demanding Judgment in an ag- 
gregate of $68,850. have been filed In the Su- 
perior Court here against Alex Pantages, Lois 
Pantages, his wife, and E. Clarke Walker, 
manager of the local Pantages theatre, who 
are accused of turning over the assets of the 
Pantages Amusement Co. to the Pantages 
Theatre Co. without payment to other stock- 
holders. The plaintiffs are M. H. Eggleston, 
C. H. Rodenback and Mrs. Thomas G. Thomp- 
son. 



Helen MacCorquodale, Spokane society girl, 
played her second week at the Pantnges, aided 
this time by Russell Summers, Instead of 
Ralph 8weeney. 

The opening day at the Orpheum has been 
shifted from Sunday to Saturday and tryout 
night from Friday to Thursday. 

The Empress, former home of Sullivan ft 
Consldlne vaudeville, has been shifted from 
a 10-cent feature film house to a B-cent house. 



After being without a symphony orchestra 
for several years, Spokane Is now facing a 
prospect of being supplied with two. One 
of the organizations, under the direction of 
Leonardo Brill, already Is holding rehearsals 
and has about 30 members, all professionals. 
Now George A. Stout, backed by a committee 
of business men, has started the formation of 
an orchestra to Include both professionals 
and amateurs. 



ST. PAUL. 

By O. J. BENBAM. 

ORPHEUM (E. C. Burroughs, res. mgr.).— 
Horace Golden. Sophye Barnard, Lou Anger. 
Paull & Boyne, Aerial Lloyds, Hess Sisters, 
Nelson ft Nelson. 

EMPRESS (Our 8. Greening, mgr). Ellis 
Nowlan ft Co.. please ; Porter J. White A Co.. 
well liked ; Hem a rest ft Doll, good ; BIJou 
Russell, found favor; Great Johnson, Interest 
big. 

PRINCESS (Bert Oolman. mgr.). -Frank 
Bush, Flying Kays. Jack Eessey ft Co.. Leon- 
ard ft Haley. Business continues gratifying 
with bills unusually strong. 

GRAND (Thco. L. Hayes, mgr.). "Follies 
of the Day." 

METROPOLITAN (L. N\ Scott, mgr.). 2-4. 
Local Elks Cabaret Minstrels. Week U, Pic- 
tures. 

SHUBERT (Frnnk Priest, mgr). -Hunting- 
ton Players in "Graunstark." Big business. 
Next. "Sins of the Father." 



TORONTO. 

By RARTI.BV. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRIA ( L, Bolman. mgr.). - 
"Bought and Paid For" opened to a fine audi- 
ence and scored a great success. Kappleen 
MacDonell. who plays the leading feminine 
role. Is a Toronto girl and she received a great 
reception. Forbes-Robertson In repertoire 
week of 0-13. 

PRINCESS (O B. Sheppard. mgr.).— Ethel 
Bnrrymnre In "Tante." "The Quaker Girl" 6 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.; agents, IT. B. O.J.- 
Clark * Hamilton, splendid ; Cressy ft Dayne. 
old fnvorltcs. received a cordial reception ; 
Chief Cnunollcnn. mude a good Impression ; 
Ryan ft I*ee. clever : Charles Thompson, dex- 
terous ; The Faber Girls, entertnlnlng ; Three 
Shelvey Boys, pleased : Hopkins ft Axtell. 
good. 

GRAND (A. .J. Small, mgr.).— "The Round 
Up." "The Common Law." (V 

LOEWS YONOE STREET (J. Bernstein, 
mgr.; agent. Loew).--The Dalys. graceful; 
Blgelow. Campbell A Raydon. good ; Ross- 
Tantor Players, clever : McMahon ft Mayne. 
pleased ; Frey Twins, entertained ; Viola Duval. 
catchy; Frank Rae ft Co. In skit, a fun maker; 
Nell McKlnley. funny ; Oliver Ornando Troupe, 
sensational ; Haywood Sisters, good. 

GAYETY (T. R. Henrv. mgr.; Columbia).-- 
"Vanltv Fair." "The Happy Widows." fl. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Grlffln. mgr.; agent. 
Griffin).- Oeeber ft Kew. Goodfellows ft Davis, 
Ansr.| ft Dorian. Wood ft Co.. Jack Conroy. 

STAR (Dnn F. Pierce, mgr.; Progressive).— 
The nroadway Belles " "High Life Girls," fl. 

PARK (D. A. Lochrle. mgr.; agents. Mc- 
Mnhun ft Dee). The Jordnns. Harry Mason. 
George Whitney. Roy ft Wilson, DeLose ft 
Pearl. Tack Senzel. .lack King. Van A Howard. 

BEAVER (W. L. Joy. mgr.; agent. Griffin). 

Dalev ft Thomas. Mack ft Fox. Ames A Cor- 
»M'tt. Marlow ft Appleton. Clavton. Jack La 
Mar. 

rHYSTAL (C Rohson. mgr : agent. Grlffln) 

HIM A Jeanette. Keefrr ft Alberts, Raldy 
Strange. Ceo. DeSelfe. 

L\ PUZA (C. Wellsman. mgr.; agent. 
Grlffln) Sweeney ft Roonoy, Fenner ft Fox, 
Verrler Brown. 

PEOF'I.FS (9 Almiid. mgr.: ng. nt Grlffln) 
M<'in:i. W Brown 

f'MILDS irr Maxwell mgr ; agent. Grit* 
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ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (April 6) 

The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed la this 
department weekly, either at the theatres they are appearing In or at a permanent or 
temporary address (which will bs Inserted when routs la not received) for fl yearly, or 
If name Is In bold face type, 110 yearly. All players In vaudeville, legitimate stock or 
burlesque are eligible to this department. 



Adler A Arllne Palace London Indef 
Adonis ears ifarlnslll Berlin 
Abdallahs 6 Majestic Houston 
Adas Family Empress Denver 



ERNEST ALBERS 

THE POLAR BEAR KOTO 
Owner af te polar bears, 10 leopards, t 
It Bona. Addreee Variety, New York 



Ambrose Mary Morosco Los Angeles 
American Comedy 4 Empress Denver 
anthony A Boas Gaiety San Francisco 
Ash Sam Empress Cincinnati 
Athletas 4 Majestic San Antonio 
Azard Paul Troupe Babcock Billings 



Bards Four Variety N T 

JBarnee * Crawford Variety N T 

Barnold's Dog 4k Monkey Variety N T 

Barnum Duchess Varlsty N T 

Berliner Vera »7I4 Ridge Ave Chicago 

Big Jim F Bernstein 149S Bway N T C 

Bimbos The Variety N T 

Beware Fred V * Co Variety N T 

Bowers Walters A Crooksr Her Majesty's 

Melbourne Aus 
Bracks Seven 104 E 14th Tauslg N T 
Breaeen A Baldwin Variety N T 
Brooks Wallle Variety N T 
Brucs A Calvert Liberty Olrls B R 
Busss Miss care Cooper 1416 Bway N T C 
Byron A Langdon Empress Cincinnati 



M 114 Livingston St Bklyn N T 



Walter L. Catlett 



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at"fi« 



lea, Indef. 



Co Darn t Riverside Ave Newark 

Clarke A Bergman 111 George St Brooklyn 

Claudius A Scarlet Variety N T 

Cross A Josephine 901 Palace Bldg N Y 

Cronch A Weleh Variety N T 



D'Arvllle Jeanette Montreal Indef 

Davis Ethel A Co Pantagea Edmonton 

Davis Josephine Variety London 

"Day at Circus" Empress Kansas City 

De Alberts Pantages Vancouver B C 

Demarest A Doll Empress Winnipeg 

Dennis Bros Empress Los Angeles 

Oevlne A Williams Variety N T 

Dingle A Esmeralda Marlnelli 1498 Bway N T 

Dorse h at Russell Imperial Vancouver B C 

Dotson A Gordon Pantages Edmonton 

Doyle John Empress Chicago 

Doyle Patsy Pantages Oakland 

Duncan A Holt Pantages Oakland 



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Ebellng Trio 19 Hudson PI Hoboken N J 

Elliott A Mullen Savoy San Diego 

Ellis Harry Grand Pittsburg 

Emersons 3 Majestic Little Rock 

Bmmett Oracle 77 Avon fit ttnmervllle M 

Empire Comedy 4 Keith's Cincinnati 

Krnents X V*rt««tv N Y 

Ernie A Ernie Grand Pittsburgh 



Ferry Wm (The Frog) Casino Kursaal Cairo 

Egypt 
Fields Teddy Variety N T 
Flelde W C Tlvoll 8ydney Australia 
Foa A Ward 1117 Wolf St Philadelphia 
Franela Both Roche Ocean Beach N T 



Sid Franz Troupe 

"FRANTIC WHEELMEN" 
Pjayjng_Lecw CI real t 

Frank J Herbert 1611 University Ave N T C 

Frsvoll Fred Variety N T 

Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave N T C 



Gardner Grant Princess St Louis 

Geary Arthur Majestic San Antonio 

Georges Two Unique Minneapolis 

Gibson Hardy Varlsty N Y 

Godfrey A Henderson S41 W 48th St N T C 



HELEN GOFF 

PRIMA DONNA 
Direction. Anderson Gaiety Co.. San Francisco. 

Gordon Highlanders Majestic Fort Worth 
Gordon John R A Co Empress Denver 



Gordon A Rica Shea's Toronto 
Gould Venlta JefTers Saginaw Mich 
Graham A Dent New Amsterdam N Y 
Granat Louis Empress Seattle 
Granville Taylor S60 W 66th St N Y 
Gray Mary Unique Minneapolis 
Green Ethel Temple Hamilton 
Gwynn & Gossett Empress San Francisco 
Gygl Ota Variety N Y 



Halllgan A Sykee Variety N Y 



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HAMLIN and MACK 

Care Will Collins, Broadmead Hense. 
Pantoa St., London. England. 

Harrah Great Keith's Cincinnati 
Havilans The Variety New York 
Hayama 4 Variety N Y 
Hayward Stafford A Co Variety N Y 
Haywards The White Rats N Y 
Hermann Adelaide Hotel Pierrepont N Y 
Hutchinson Wtllard A Co Variety Chicago 



Imhoff Conn A Coreenc Keith's Toledo 

"In Laughland" Savoy San Diego 

"In Old New York" Imperial Vancouver B C 

Inglls A Redding Variety N Y 

"I've Got It" Empress San Francisco 



Jackson Thos A Co Orpheum New Orleans 
Jennings A Dorman Empress Salt Lake 
Jerome A Carson Pun luges Seattle 
Johnstons Musical Empire Mlddlesbro 
Johnstone Great Empress Winnipeg 
Juggling D'Armo Pantages Edmonton 
Juggling Wagners Pantages Tacoma 



Kamroerer A Howland Variety N Y 
Kara Empress Sacramento 
Kayne Agnes Variety Chicago 
Keatons 8 Keith's Louisville 
Keller A Wler Keith's Indianapolis 



Walter C. Kelly 

WINTER GARDEN. NEW YORK, Indef. 



Kelly Tom Pantages Seattle 

Kelly A Pollock Variety N Y 

Kenny A Hollls «« Bralnerd Rd Altston Mam 

Kent Miller A Co Varieties Terre Haute 



Keough Edwin A Co Pantages Seattle 
Keullng Edgar Louis Variety N T 
Klernan, Walters A Klernan Empress Sac- 
ramento 
Klnkald Players Lyric Indianapolis 
Kingston World Mlndell Orphsum Circuit 
Klare Katherlne Empress Kansas City 
Kurtls Roosters Amalgamated South Africa 



Lambertl Variety London 

Le Dent Frank Varlsty London 

La Deodlma Empress Ft Wayne 

La Toska Phil Pantages Portland 

La Toy Bros Majestic Dallas 

"Lawn Party" Majestic Dallas 

Leonard Bessie SI9 Townsend Ave New Haven 

Lewis A Norton Majestic Little Rock 

Livingston 8 Majestic Little Rock 

Llttlejohne The Variety N Y 

Lora Savoy San Diego 

Lowes Two Majestic Little Rock 

Lynch Dick Empress Milwaukee 



Manny A Roberts Variety London 
MeCree Jonle Columbia Theatre Bldg N T 
McDermott Billy 801 W 109th Bt N Y C 
Meredith Sisters 810 W list RtNIC 
Msreerean Mile Variety N Y 
■array Elisabeth M Variety N Y 
Musette 414 Central Park West N Y 

N 

Nards Todd Lyric Indianapolis 
Nawm Tomm & Co Unique Minneapolis 
Nlblo A Spencer 863 12th St Bklyn N Y 
Nlcol Bros 1690 Amsterdam Ave N Y 
Nestor A Dolberg Empress Denver 
Newmans 3 Empress 8t Paul 
Newport A Stlrk Princess St Louis 
Norman Mary Majestic San Antonio 
Norton A Earle Majestic Fort Worth 
Norwood A Hall BIJou Flint Mich 



Oakland Will A Co Columbia Grand Rapids 
O'Connor R E A Co Empress Los Angeles 
Olivetti Troupe Variety N Y 
Onalp Unique Minneapolis 
Oxford 3 Princess St Louis 



Pearl Bros A Burns Princess Hot Springs 
Peers The Keith's Philadelphia 
Pekinese Troupe Empress Portland 
Plcchlanl Troupe Empress Butte 
Pollock Milton A Co Variety N Y 
"Porch Party" Keith's Toledo 



Relsner A .Gore Variety N Y 
Renards 3 Variety N Y 



W. E. Ritchie and Co 

THE ORIGINAL TRAMP CYCLI8T 

Apr. IS, Hippodrome, Liverpool, Eng. 

Rice Hasel 7000 State St Chicago 
Riehmond Dorothy Hotel Wellington N Y 
Roehms Athlstte Girls Variety Chicago 



Ronalr A Ward Variety N Y 
Rom A Ashton Varlsty N Y 



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MAUD. 



ROCK and FULTON 

Featured In "The Echo." 
Direction Anderson Gaiety Co. 



IT MAY BE YOUR 

LOSS 



ENGAGEMENTS have been missed because 
players could not be located. VARIETY 
receives at least 250 calls a week for addresses, 
many from agents and managers. 

Let them know where you are. 

Keep your address in VARIETY where it will 
be seen. 

$5 yearly (one line weekly i, or $10, with 
name in bold face type. 

Do not underestimate the value of this. 

Send remittance, with name and address, to 
VARIETY, New York. 



Thos. J. Ryan-Richfield Co. 

Next Week (Apr. 6), Fox's, Jamaica, I* I. 
Personal Direction, JUJLE DELMAK. 



Al Variety Nsw York 
Smith Cook A Brandon Orpheum Circuit 
Stanley Stan Union Ave A Oak Lane Phils 
Stanton Walter Variety N Y 
St Elmo Carlotta Variety N Y 
Stevens Leo 13 Englewood Chicago 
Stoddard A Hlnes 116 8 7th St Hannibal Ho 
Sutton A Caprice Liberty Girls B R 
Sutton, Bfclntyre A Sutton Dominion Ottawa 



"The Pumpkin Girl" Dominion Ottawa 
Terry Troupe Pantages Tacoma 
1'exlco Variety N Y 
"The Punch" Empress Seattle 
"Their Get Away" Princess St Louis 
Thomas Mr A Mrs Fred Bayshore L I 
ThOrnton A Corlew Empress Tacoma 
Thornton Howard S A H 1402 Bway N Y 
Tiffany Rose A Co Empress Salt Lake 
Togan A Geneva Pantages Seattle 
TorrelU's Circus Empress Chicago 
Tracey A Rose Majestic San Antonio 
Travlolas The Princess Hot Springe 
Trovato Morris A Fell 1493 Broadway N Y 



Velll Muriel A Arthur Variety N Y 
Van Billy 4113 Foreet Ave Madlsonvllle O 
Van Billy B Van Harbor N H 
Vlollnsky Variety N Y 



Warren A Blanchard Orpheum Ogden 
Wartenberg Bros Lyric Calgary 
Waters Tom Empress Ft Wuyne 
Wellington Dave Orpheum Jacksonville 
Weston & Leon Pantages Los Angeles 
White Porur J & Co Empress Winnipeg 
Whitehead Joe Empress Kansas City 



Cecilia Wright 

English Prima Donna 
Nj>w_jEJay1ng_jJalted time 



Wilbur Orpheum Ogden 

Wiley A Ten Eyck Majestic Dallas 

Williams & Segal Orpheum Spokane 

Wilson & Pearson Majestic Milwaukee 

Wilson Grace Orpheum Jacksonville 

Wood A Lawson Pantages Seattle 

Work Frank 1029 E 39th St Bklyn N T 



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BURLESQUE ROUTES 



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WEEKS APRIL fl AND APRIL 13. 

American Beauties Gayety Baltimore 13 Gay- 
ety Washington. 

A Trip to Paris fl Olympic Cincinnati 13 Ma- 
jestic Indianapolis. 

Beauty Parade (J Gayety Minneapolis 13 Grand 

Beauty. Youth & Folly fl Columbia Indianapo- 
lis 13 Star & Garter Chicago. 

Behman Show 6 Star Cleveland 13 Empire To- 
ledo. 

Belles Beauty Row 6-8 Holyoke O H Holyoks 
9-llEmplre Albany 13 Miners Bronx N Y. 

Ben Welch Show fl Casino Boston 13-15 Hol- 
yoke O H Holyoke 16-18 Empire Albany. 

Hig Gaiety fl Empire Hoboken 13 Casino Phil- 
adelphia. 

Big Jubilee fl-8 Empire Albany 9-11 Worcester 

Worcester 13 Gayety Boston. 
Billy Watson's Big Show fl-8 Bastable Syra« 

ruse 0-11 Lumberg Utlea 13 Gayety Montreal. 

Bon Ton Girls fl Orpheum Patcrson 13 Empire 
Newark. 

Bowery Burlesquers 6 Empire Brooklyn 18 
People's New York. 

Broadway Belles 6 Garden Buffalo 13-15 Ar- 
mory Blnghamton 16-18 Van Culler O H 
Schenectady. 

Broadway Girls 0-8 Jacques Waterbury 9-11 
Park Bridgeport 13 Westminster Providence. 

College Girls 6 Grand St Paul 13 Gayety Mil- 
waukee. 

Columbia Burlesquers Star Brooklyn 13 Em- 
pire Brooklyn. 

Crackerjacks fl Corinthian Rochester 13-15 
Bastable Syracuse 1«-18 Lumberg Utlca. 

Crusoe Girls fl Empire Cleveland 13 Olympic 
Cincinnati. 

Dandy Girls 6 Englewood Chicago 13 Hav- 
market Chicago. 

Foltes of Day fl Gayety Milwaukee 13 Folly 
Chicago. 

Follies of Pleasure fl Victoria Pittsburgh 13 
Empire Cleveland. 

French Models 6 Majestic Indianapolis 13 Gay- 
ety St Louis. 

Gay New Yorkers 6 Columbia Chicago 13 Gay- 
ety Cincinnati. 



VARIETY 



33 



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J. H. ALOZ 



Agency, 
Orpaeasa Theatre Bid*., 

MONTREAL, P. Q. 



WANTED STANDARD ACTS 



IHI 



HUNT 



Srd Floor, Patnam Bids., N. Y. 



N. Y. Bop., Howard Athenenm 1 

Bowdotn So.. Theatre }• Boston, 
Grand Opera House J Hmi. 

and Clrenlt of New England Thoatree 



ARTISTS 



DESIRING TIME 
IN OR NEAR 



PITTSBURG, PA. 



NOTHING TOO LARGE 



State Lowest end Pull Particulars 
Will Break Your Jump 

CLIFF B. NELSON, General Manager 

INDEPENDENT BOOKING OFFICES, Ltd. 
2011 J. HUand Suite 5088-o080-fl090 Jenkins Aroade.Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa. 



Phones! 1 



GOOD ACTS WANTED 
AT ALL TIMES 

Leonard A. Giegerich, Jr., Inc. 

Vaudeville Manager and Producer 

Gaiety Theatre Building, New York 



Osy White Way 6 Empire Philadelphia 13 Qay- 
ety Baltimore. 

Ginger Olrls Miner's Bronx New York 13 
Casino Brooklyn. 

Olrls from Happyland 6 Oayety Boston 13 Co- 
lumbia New York. 

Olrls from Joyland 6-8 Armory Blnghamton 0- 
11 Van Culler O H Schenectady 13 O H Am- 
sterdam 15 Lawler Greenfield 16-18 Empire 
Holyoke. 

Girls from Maxim's 6 Willis Wood Kansas 13 
L O 20 Englewood Chicago. 

Olrls from Starland 6 Oayety Pittsburgh 13 
Star Cleveland. 

Olrls of Follies 6 Opera House Amsterdam 8 
Lawler Greenfield 0-11 Empire Holyoke 13 
Howard Boston. 

Golden Crook 6 Gayety Detroit 13 Gayety To- 
ronto. 

Happy Maids 6 Haymarket Chicago 13 Cadillac 
Detroit. 

Happy Widows 6 Gayety Toronto 13 Gayety 
Buffalo. 

Heating's Big Sbow 6 Casino Brooklyn 13 Or- 
ptaeum Peterson. 

High Life Girls 6 Star Toronto 13 Garden 
Buffalo. 

Honeymoon Girls 6 People's New York 13 
Music Hall New York. 

Howe's LoTemakers 6 Empire Newark 13 Em- 
pire Philadelphia. 

Jack Reld's Progressive Girls 6 Gotham New 
York 18 Olympic New York. 

Jolly Girls 6 People's Philadelphia 13 Vic- 
toria Pittsburgh. 

Liberty Girls 6 Star A Garter Chicago 13 
Standard St Louis. 

Marlon's Dreamlands 6 Gayety Montreal 13-15 
Empire Albany 16-18 Worcester Worcester. 



^ACK OF THE NAME 
^BESlfOTiJKEy?RBIJILT 




THE TAYLOR XX WARDROBE. 
TRUNK maintains the lead over alii 
other makes, through its merits. Con- 
venience and durability being the 
main features. 

Send for 1914 Catalogue for full 
particulars. 

CA. TAYLOR TRUNK WORKS 

" CHICAGO; 34 E. Randolph St. 
. NEW YORK: 131 W 38th St. 



Marlon's Own Show 6 L O 13 Gayety Minneap- 
olis. 

Militant Maids 6 Broad St Trenton 13 People's 
Philadelphia. 

Miner's Big Frolic 6 Empire Toledo 18 Co- 
lumbia Chicago. 

Mischief Makers 6 Trocadero Philadelphia 13 
Broad St Trenton. 

Mollle Williams Co 6 Gayety Omaha 13 L O 
20 Gayety Minneapolis. 

Monte Carlo Girls 6 Grand O H Boston 13 
Gotham New York. 

Parisian Beauties 6 Gayety St Louis 13 Willis 
Wood Kansas City. 

Queens of Paris 8 Westminster Providence 13 
Casino Boston. 

Queens of the Cabaret 6 Olympic New York 13 
Trocadero Philadelphia. 

Rector Girls 6 L O 13 Englewood Chicago. 

Reeve's Big Beauty Show 6 Standard St Louis 
13 Gayety Kansas City. 

Roble's Beauty Sbow 6 Gayety Cincinnati 13 
Buckingham Louisville. 

Roseland Girls 6 Folly Chicago 13 Gayety De- 
troit. 

Rose Sydell's 6 Music Hall New York 13 Em- 
pire Hoboken. 

Rosey Posey Girls 6 Gayety Kansas City 13 
Gayety Omaha. 

Special Maids 6 Murray Hill New York 13-15 
Jacques Waterbury 1618 Park Bridgeport. 

Star A Garter 6 Gayety Washington 13 Gayety 
Pittsburgh. 

Tango Girls * Cadillac Detroit 13 Star To- 
ronto. 

Taxi Girls 6 Casino Philadelphia 13 Murray 
Hill New York. 

The Flirting Widows 6 Howard Boston 13 
Grand O H Boston. 

Trocadero 6 Buckingham Louisville 13 Co- 
lumbia Indianapolis. 

Vanity Fair 6 Garden Buffalo 13 Corinthian 
Rochester. 

Watson Sisters Sbow 6 Columbia New York 13 
Star Brooklyn. 



LETTERS 

Where C follows ntma letter Ja la 
Chicago. 

Where S F follows name, letter la la 

San Franolsco. 

Advertising or circular letters of any 
description will not be listed when 
known. 

P following name indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 



A 

Ahlberg H 
Albers Ernest 
Allen Searl 
Andra Bessie 
Ardell Bob 
Ardath F J 
Armln Walter 
Armond Grace 
Armstrong Robert 
Ayre Rose & Grace ( C) 

B 

Bnkcr Rert (C) 
Barclay Don (C) 
Barnes Alfred 
Barnes & Crawford 
Bell Miss A M (C) 
Bell Harry 
Bender West 
Bellmontes The 
Bennett Sedal 
Bernard Bessie (C) 
Bernard Dollle (C) 
Bernard Jule (C) 
Bernard A Neal (C) 
Bernard a Scarth (C) 
Beverley Myra 
Biers Leo 



Black Vera 
Block Joe 
Bolger Elmer (C) 
Bolton & Parker 
Bonnesattl Troupe (C) 
Borden Eddie 
Bobs Peter 
Bostwlck F R (C) 
Bowers Joe 
Boyd Billy (C) 
Brooks Wallle 
Brown Ada 
Bruce Dan 
Buoman Frank 
Burke A Rosa 
Burt Bessie 
Busch Bros 



Caloway Tom (C) 
Camllle James 
Campbell Art O (C) 
Campbell Morris 
Carpenter Will II 
Carr Ernest 
Carr Thomas 
Clark Mul 
Clear Sky Chief (C) 
Clifton Helen (C) 
Cook ft Hamilton 



THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 

THE HIM-AWAY BIG TIME •IMUIT 



, PBTBB F . OM FFPf, QrUna Theatre Bid*., Toronto. Caaada 
tNTBBAL OFFICE, 41 it. Catherine St ~ 



BUTFALO OFFICE, ltl 
DETROIT OFFFIOB, 41 Oaaapaa Building 



Freeman Bernstein 



and Produoer of VaadeviDe Aete 
, PUTNAM BUTLDINO, NEW TOBK 



OPEN DAY AND NIOHT 
Bryaat 8814 



Cable, * 



Now York 




The 



Time la the 
BXBCUTTYB pFFIOBS, ALCAZAR 
FLAYING THE " 



tlve Work for Novelty] 

TBB BLOO., RAN FRANCISCO 



Aete 



BERT IN VAUDBvTLLB 



SULLIVAN and C8NSIDINE CIRCUIT 



BaUl 



OFFICBt 
, Third aad 



GENERAL B OOB3N O OFFICBt 

140* BROADWAY— HFJD ELBB BB BLDO. 

NBW YOBK CITY. 



FBBD LINCOLN. 



OBBie. O. BROWN. 



BRANCH BOOKINO OFFICBBt PAUL OOUDRON, C North Clark it. oor. Madlaoa, Chi- 
cago. 111.; R. J. GILFILLAN. Id aad Madlaoa Sta. Seattle. Wash.} W. P. RBBSB. til Market 
St., Baa Francisco. Cal.; B. OBERMAYER, Broadmead House. II Panton it. London. S. W.. 
England. 



Brennan-Fuller Vaudeville Circuit 



(AUSTRALIA AND 

M to M WEEKS TO BBOOON1ZBD ACTS. 

BEN J. FULLER, ~ 

AMERICAN REPRESENTATTVB,"fll PANTAOl 



ZEALAND) 
ALL. TRANSPORTATION PAID 



TBB BLDO., SAN FRANCISCO 



^av BSH /Bf •* *" Pert ormere going to Europe make their steamship arrangement* through 
Rj E lSn ua The following have: 

Tfll /\J MYGNANI FAMILY. MACART 8IBTER8, MERKEL 8I8TRRS. MeNACGH- 

^^^■^ TON BROS., THB MOZART 8, LENA MAARDER, MASON * BART. MABNO 

TRIO, MEREDITH SISTERS. THE MAYVILLB8, THE MeGRADES, THE MEADICK8, DORA 
MARTINI. MAIXIA B BABT, MAXINI B BOBBY. 

PAUL TAUSIO B SON, 184 B. 14th St.. Now York Cltr 
BldR. Tolepk< 



Cook Joe 

Cooper Ashley (C) 
Cooper Edna 
Cooper A Eshell 
Coulter Clarence 
Crawford Harry 
Crane J Monte 
Crelghton Mrs Jas S 
Crlppen Jack 
Crlseanlo P 
Crosby Fred 

D 

Dandy Ned 
Darling Duke 
Harrow Mrs Stuart 
Davis L C (C) 
Dayton Harry 
Deagon Arthur 
Dean Miss P (C) 
Deane Emma Lake 
De Michelle Bros (C) 
Dixon Dorothy 
Dixon A Falls (C) 
Donovan Jas B (C) 
Dorane Annie 
Pore Dorothy 
Draper Bert 
Pu Bols W J (C) 
Duffleld Harry (C) 
Puggan W F (C) 
Dupont Browne 
Dyson Hal (C) 
Pyson Hal 
Pwyer Lottie 

B 

Edelman I>nu 
Edwards Miss Georgle 
Ernests Three 
Evans Geo Minstrels 



Farjeon Mr & Mrs H 
Fernekes Valentine 

(C) 
Fields Teddy 
Flnley Bob 
Foster Anna (C) 
Foster Geo 
Fowler Levert (P) 
Francisco Sisters 
Frsnk W J (P) 
Freullch Pauline 



Oahrls Leroy E 
Oalvln Ella 
Gardner Mr & Mrs H 
Gardiner Wm 
Oarner Grace (C) 
Gay Irene 
Oermalne Oert (C) 
OeUey Oeorge 



Gibbons Edythe 
Gibson Marion 
Gilbert A Graham (C) 
Gllden Miss B (C) 
Gilmore Elinor 
Gird Harry A (P) 
Golden Morse 
Gonzales Julia 
Ooodall Will R 
Gordon Jas Richmond 
Gordon John G 
Goslar Irving 
Grady Jere 
Graham Clara 
Grant Alf 

GrasBby Bertram Co 
Griffiths Beatrice 
Oygl Ota 

H 
Hack Billy (P) 
Hagan Martyn 
Height A Deane 
Halligan A Sykes 
Hamlin Richard 
Hampton P 
Hardy Billy 
Hayes Edmund 
Hewitt Karl (C) 
Higbee Easter 
Hlxon F W 
Holdsworth The 
Holman Harry 
Holt Alf 
Howard Joe 
Huber .lark (S F) 
Hunter Flossie 
Hunting Hazel 
Hunton Harry 
Hurst Roger 
HutchlnsonWlllard(C) 

I 

Imhoff Oert (C) 
I in ho IT Roger 
Ingraham Mitch 
Irving Grace 
Ives Ouy R 
Ivy Rose 

J 

.Jefferson Thonins 
Jessop Wilfred 
lodge Mike 

K 

Karsoy Richard 
Kaufmann FranklefO 
Kaufmann Wallle (ft 
Kavanaugh Hclenr 
Kayne Agnes (C) 
Kelly Fred J (S F) 
Kelly Mac 
Kelly A Pollock 



AUSTRALIAN 
VARIETY 



The only AustraJlaa peaaj wee k ly 
entirely to vandevlle aad the tk 
eraQy. 

AH oecamanioatioae to Martta C. 
100 Caetleroagh St.. Sydney. 



Kelton Mrs Ned 
Keno Billy 
Kent Louise 
King Lea H (C) 
King Vera 
Kole A Snow 
Koterba Louis 
Kraft Hermon 
Krammer Emma G 
Krusada Karl (P) 
Kruger Philip 



Lamb Irene 
Lambert Steve 
I*a Rene Family (C) 
Lauder Geo S 
Lawrence Madge 
Layden Mr II 
Leask Emily R 
Le Brun Billy 
Leeds Mrs Harry 
Le Mae Oeorge 
I^eone Tiny (C) 
Le Page Collls (C) 
Le Page Collls (SF) 
I^e Roy Al 
Lessig Mrs J K 
Lesso Mrs Tom 
Lester H E 
I.evan Harry 8 
Lowls Henry 
Lewis J B 
Lleb Herman 
Linton II B 
Linton Mr tf Mrs H 
Little Joseph (C) 
I<oob Sam Loo 
Lo rimer Mae 
Lorraine Ted 
Lovell & i/ovell (C) 
Ix)velanrl Carl II 
Lowrle Miss J (C) 
Liibln Dave (C) 
Lubln Pet 



M 

MeAiillffe Harold (P) 
MrCiifferty Pat 
MeCafferty P J (C) 
MarClellan Ellis 
McLean Ted 
McLennon Eva J 
MoNamara Billy 



McNlBb A McNIsh (C) 
McNutt Georgians Mc 
MacDonald Thomas(P) 
Mack Mr A Mrs C 
Mack Mae 
Madcan Amy (C) 
Malle Jcannette 
Mallon Patrick (C) 
Marks Clarence 
Marshall Elleene 
Martin Wilson A M 
Martyn A Florence(C) 
Meeker J Matt 
Mellon Harry 
Malvern Grade 
MerHcrcau Mile 
Miller F E 
Miller Eleanor 
Miller & Tempest 
Modlca Har 
Moore Frank F 
Moore Alberta 
Morris Tom A Morale 
Montrose Belle 
Mora Tess 
Morrell Maude (C) 
Morton Bertha 
Mueller Leonard M 
Murray Bill (C) 

N 

Neff John 
Nelson Chester 
Nelson Mr E 
Nelson Walter 
Nowmans The 
Nolan John (P) 
Norton Dixie 
Nouses 5 Musical 



O 

Our Helen 
Ollrlen Nell 
Oliver A White 
O'.Mally George 
Orford'H Elephants 
Ormondo Eugene 
Orfh Mrs Lew 
O'Sbea Dennis 
Otto Bros 
Overlna Mr M 
Oiler Stella 



34 



VARIETY 




First Pro. — "How long have you been mar- 
ried?" 

Second Pro. — "A Tour and a half." 

One of our Ponies pulled this one th« other 
day — "Can I go on the bare stage In my bare 
feet?" 

You can tell that "<Jee Whlx!" la an original 
•how, because no one from the stage goes In 
the audience. 

Just want to nay a good word for "Bab- 
bett" because she likes our little ad. 

"Geewhlsly." Youra, 

Vardon, Perry and Wilber 

FRED J. BEAM AN Presents 

DICK CROLIUS and 
ALICE WARWICK 

In 
"THE TOUT'S TEMPTATION" 

DAVE WOODS' 

ANIMAL ACTORS 

Circuit, lndef. 




KELLY and GALVIN 

Juat finished 8-C and Intents re Time 

Now Touring W. V. M. A. 

Direction. BKINLUI BROS. 




JOE CASE 





(single) 




in 6 characterizations 




of different nations 




with 6 dance creations. 




Direction 




HAM MEYERS. 


p 


Reynolds Lew (C) 


Paloacr Philip L 


Reynolds Maxwell 


Parker Texas 


lllce Andy 


Pi'Ul Steven J 


Richards & Rrandt 


Pauline Jos R 


Richard* Kllen 


Peck Family (C) 


Roberts Major Teddy 


Peers The 


Romans Dallas (C) 


Pelletlere Dora 


Koonev .Julia 


Pelletierc Pierre 


Ko-alre Rob 


peinborton Stafford 


Ko.-lne Carl ( C ) 


Perrlval Mabel 


Un-S Rol.i 


Perry Albert 


lt«ii li I'M in mid 


I'hllbrlnk Win 


R«>v Kd.lv (C) 


Pitmiin Mrs Richard Hiil.ui K J 


Poli Ernest 


liii'-si-ll James 


Primrose lit len 




Prior Krne.st ( C ) 


S 




Srhaller Jack 


Q 


S, h mi t < 1 1 Mrs Martha 


t.MlIM; UHly 


.'-i li.ilvinck All riil 


R 


S. :i! ( Iriil'He 
,-moH John 


IMdin J 1 


Seymour Frank ( S 1" i 


ll.iiiir Ali 


r'avon llarrv 


ItiiwMiii Cuy 


Sli-lhys The 


Iteniil- Four iC) 


Shewhrook Meatrice 


Ri'iny Jink 


Smith Ed S 




GAVIN and PLATT 
The PEACHES 

TOURING 

Phone 1381-M Passaic 

7 Hawthorne Ave.. Clifton, N. J. 



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SINGING VBNCS 

NOW TOURING 
INDIA 



Peraanad direetlea 
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Qa*. Director 
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r. Adit 
4*4 1st Nat. Bk. Bldg. 

Chicago, IIL 



ALFREDO 

Apr. IS, Hippodrome, Bristol, Kng. 

JULIA CARLE 

IN VATJDEYTLLE 
WITH GBBTBUDB HOFFMAN 



After seven months ef euceeas in Australia 



ALBERT-ROZELLA 



Bare. 



are hack la the U. S. A. 

•HULLO EVERYBODY" 

we're always working. 

Care ef Variety, San Francisco 







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By Jamie MeCree 

Direction, HARRY 



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Reliable. 



Direetlea, PHTL HUNT 



Al Profeseional 



FRANCIS X. HENNESST 

Irish Piper— Irish Dancer. 
Scotch Piper Sc otch Dancer 

Violinist — Musician 
SSt td Ave.. New York, N. Y. 
or care VARIETY — Agents, Keep This Addi 





Skipper, Kennedy and Reeves 

Playing Pantages now. 



Smith Perry M 
Smith Russell D 
Snyder Sherry 
Soper Edw 

Sprague A Dixon (C) 
Startup H (C) 
Steele & McMaster 
Sterling John 
Stillmans The 
Stuart & Hall 
Sullivan Mark 
Sully Frank (C) 
Summer & Morris (C) 
Sutter Lou 
Swinburne Eva 
Sylvia 



Tlmyers The (C) 
Theo Miss 
Tierce Edw 
Toomes Andrew 
Trevors The (C) 
Turner Florence 
Turner Mary 

V 

Vance Gladys 



Van Cello 
Nan Dyke 
Vann Sirs 
Volde Mm 
Verdi Jos 
Vernon 
Vernov 



Mm Rlllie 
Paul 
Villa 
Marie (C) 

n 

Grace (C) 
Frank (C) 



Violet & Charles 
Vlollnsky Sol 

W 

Wall Burt 
Wallace Al (P) 
Wallace Jack 
Walters Cora E 
Watson Sammy 
Watts & Lucas (C) 
Watts Carrie (C) 
Welsse A 
Welch William 
Wheeler Bert (C) 
Whldden Jay 
Whipple Bayonne 
Whiteside Ethel 
Whiting Joe 
Wlgg Miss 
Wllklns & Wllklns 
Williams A E 
Williams Gertrude 
Wlllon Slaters (C) 
Wilson Duke 
Wilson. Joe H 
Woodward Earle 
Wright Earl 
Wvnne Dentrlre 



Varna Nat 
Young Myrtle 
Young & April 



(P) 



Vincent Claire 



Zenda 

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VAUDEVILLE COMPANY 

CONTINUES TO PACK THEATRES NIGHTLY 

Managers Would Not Permit Cancellations, So We Will CONTINUE, 
Perhaps All SUMMER. This is Biggest PROOF of SUCCESS. 

JOHNNY FORD 



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The above picture shows the ticket line waiting at 
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PRICE TEN 



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of the Big 

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(Running 8 Days) 

PRESENTING WHAT PROMISES TO BE THE 

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a single enclosure, including new kinks in guffaw tent stunts, horse laughs in backlot sideshows, new mirth tides in 
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interpreted by the world's greatest artists, including names and fames from everywhere, and revivifying in its vast 
and comprehensive compass the alpha and omega of the globe's showdom from Adam down to the present time. 

Members of the Profession, whether belonging to the organization or merely volunteers, are requested to send in 
their names with specifications of the particular parts they wish to take in any of the following extraordinary divertisse- 
ments: 

10-Minute tabloids in the Fair's Town Hall, of "Uncle Tom," "The Silver King/' "The Corsican Brothers," "The 
Banker's Daughter," "The Lights o* London," "Richard III," "The Colleen Bawn." 10-minute performances in the 
Fair's Arabian Kiosk of the daring dances of the Far East, unedited, to be presented, reproducing in all their sensu- 
ous charm the aesthetic, enlivening and embarrassing wriggles of the regular thing as given in the store shows on 
South State St., Chicago, any night; 

10-minute encounters in the Fair's Menagerie Annex with wild and ferocious beasts in a jungle raucuous with the 
roars of man-eating denizens of the desert and palm glades, including demonstrations of the power of mind over 
matter, making captive beasts leap through hoops of fire, climb stairs of swords, and crawl supinely at the feet of 
human masters; 

5-minute exhibitions on a raised platform in the Fair's main amphitheatre of prize fancy Maxixe and other terpsi- 
chore, singly or in couples, roller skating novelties, sword swallowing innovations, balancing, headspinning, pony 
riding and other equestrian divertissements; 

3-minute appearances on the main stage in a professional reproduction of an Amateur Night Want particularly 
for this diversion comedians who think they can play Hamlet; Hamlets who think they are natural clowns. Also 
every actor and actress who has been waiting for a real chance to appear on Broadway; 

Also 500 girls to volunteer as brides for mock auction marriages to millionaires with money — mock and real — 

Also, sartorial women of the profession to compete for e ight handsome gold watches to be given, one each day, to 
the best dressed feminine present; 

Also 100 girls to take relay charge of 100 booths to festoon the floor space, girls capable of making two nickels 
look like plenty of change from half a dollar on a 25c purchase; 

Also 100 girl runners, to sell tickets for the various side shows and stage divertissements. 

Also Everybody to buy a ticket at 50c for the Opening or at $2.00 for the Entire Period, afternoon and night. 

Address 

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WHITE RATS CLUB HOUSE 



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Vol. XXXIV. No. 6. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1914. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



MIDDLE-WESTERN SITUATION 
HAS GOOD OU TLOOK NEXT SEASON 

Loew-Sullivan-Considine Deal Will Considerably Clear Up 

Booking Conditions Around Chicago. Claude 

Humphrey and Sam Kahl Coming East to Book 

for ' 'Association" Managers on Play or 

Pay Contracts. 



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Chicago, April 8. 
Just what effect the recent Loew- 
Sullivan-Considine deal is liable to 
have on next season's booking situa- 
tion in the middle-west is still proble- 
matical, but the unusual and early ac- 
tivity noticeable about the Western 

Vaudeville Managers' Association 
must have a meaning of its own; like- 
wise the announcement that Sam Kahl 
and Claude Humphrey will leave for 
New York Saturday, deputized by the 
several "Association" managers to is- 
sue next season play-or-pay contracts 
for the various circuits booking 
through the W. V. M. A. 

Heretofore the "Association" has 
found it convenient to carry open 
books right up to within a few weeks 
of the new season's opening, princi- 
pally because the supply far exceeded 
the demand, but Loew's acquisition of 
the S-C string has given the situation 
another angular twist and the law of 
supply and demand is very apt to un- 
dergo a reversal, at least insofar as 
Chicago is directly concerned. That 
a talent panic is imminent, through the 
migration of desirable threc-a-day acts 
to the Land of Loew and Promise, 
seems highly practical, and this de- 
spite the abolition of the J. L. & S. 
agency, one of the "Association's" 
formidable competitors. 

Several weeks ago Variety printed a 
review of the local situation, advising 
eastern acts not to invade the middle- 
west on mere promises that held noth- 
ing definite beyond an opening, basing 
the opinion on actual conditions ex- 
isting at that time. The speculative 
artist generally came, looked around 
and left town disappointed, the experi- 
ence having a reaction on the reputa- 
tion of Chicago as a booking center in 



general and the W. V. M. A. as a 
booking agency in particular. 

The proposed trip of Humphrey and 
Kahl is to overcome this condition 
and to encourage direct dealing be- 
tween the artist and the manager. 
They intend to issue contracts running 
from 10 to 30 weeks, according to the 
act and the salary. It looks as though 
the "Association" and local United of- 
ficials will need between three and 
four hundred acts next season, figur- 
ing ten acts to a week (split weeks), 
and averaging the total at 30 weeks, 
but this quantity will be considerably 
reduced through the presence of a 
large number of tabloid productions. 
The two bookers will spend about a 
month in the east making their head- 
quarters in the United Rooking Of- 
fices. 

In former seasons, particularly the 
one now ending, the "Association" 
managers have been partially depend- 
ent upon the S-C circuit for attrac- 
tions, indirectly of course, by secur- 
ing a large number of available turns 
at Kansas City, the closing point of 
the S-C time, but with the new order 
ol routing in effect this avenue of sup- 
ply will be cut off. One local ten per- 
center sagacious enough to realize this 
advantage, thrived on a booking ar- 
rangement with Billy Atwell and Irv- 
ir g Cooper, handling their entire list 
for "Association" routing after tiny 
had closed for S-C. The Loew deal 
automatically suspended this mutual 
connection since the Loew road shows 
will travel the through route via the 
Jones, Linick & Schaeffer circuit. 

Incidentally, the Loew move relieves 
Aaron Jones of considerable worry. 
now that he is assured of next sea- 
son's attractions. l T p to the actual 
(Continued on page n ) 



The OFFICIAL NEWS of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS' UNION and 
ASSOCIATED ACTRESSES OF AMERICA, 



as formerly printed 
exclusively in 

appears on Page 8 of this Issue. 



Slaver 



FAVERSHAM'S REPLY. 

Cleveland, April 8. 
William Faversham, appearing at 
Keith's Hippodrome this week, had 
little comment to make on the inter- 
view given out hy Robert Mantell at 
Cincinnati last week in which Faver- 
sham was denied credit for being a 
pood actor of Shakespearean parts. 
"Let the public judge who is the best," 
said Faversham. "It concerns me not 
that which others say of me. I am 
content to play the shows I choose. 
An actor could do better things than 
make unfavorable comment about 
ethers in his profession. Paid critics 
give the public all the reports that 
arc needed." 



PICTURES IN STUDEBAKER. 

Chicago, April 8. 

April 20, Jones, Linick & Schaeffer 
will take over the Studebaker for a 
four-month term, inaugurating a 
straight picture policy at a quarter ad- 
mission scale. The initial attraction 
will be the recently released nine-reel 
Selig film, "The Spoilers," by Rex 
Beach. 

The lease is held by the Lakcview 
Amusement Co., which sub-leases to 
J. L. & S. for the summer months end- 
ing Sept. 1, when it reverts to two dol- 
lar attractions booked by Klaw & 
Frlanger. 

Sam Lcderer will continue to man- 
age the house "Adele" is the present 
attraction at the Studebaker, having 
still another week to run. 

One of the terms of the transaction 
is that pop vaudeville will not be in- 
stalled and it is understood that not 
♦ •veil the inevitable ill soiiL'Mrr will be 
added to the show 



13,000 ASKED, TOO MUCH. 

The vaudeville managers have pro- 
nounced $3,000 a week as too much for 
the act Richard Carle, Hattie Williams 
and Co. want to present in vaudeville. 
It will be an excerpt from "The Doll 
Girl," the show the players arc now 
with and which closes its season April 
25. They are prepared to open the 
Monday following. 

About $2,250 is said to be the figure 
the managers like, but they may go to 
$2,500 for the "names." 



BLANCHE BATES RETIRING. 

Cincinnati, April 8. 
Blanche Bates is getting ready to' 
quit the stage. The reason is Frances 
Creel, aged five months, the actress* 
daughter. "Just another season or a 
part of a season and I intend to retire 
and devote myself to the baby and my 
husband, George Creel," Miss Bates 
says. She is very homesick for New 
York, where the husband and baby 
are. 



"OUR WIVES," WITH MUSIC. 

"Our Wives," by Helen Kraft and 
Frank Mandcl, produced last year at 
Wallack's by Jos. M. Gaites, is to be 
made into a musical comedy, with 
lyrics by Henry M. Blossom and 
music by Victor Herbert. 

It is to be presented in New York 
next season by a prominent manager. 



Spectacle in Ringling's. 

Chicago, April 8. 
Ringling Brothers' circus will begin 
its annual engagement at the Coliseum, 
Saturday night, April 11 "Solomon 
and the Queen of Sheba" is the spec- 
tacle. 



VARIETY 



LONDON REVUE PRODUCTIONS 

BRING SERIES OF TROUBLES 

Maud Tiffany "Walks Out" of Palace Rehearsal. Shirley 
Kellogg and Ethel Levey Have Go At Hippodrome. 
Bonita and Lew Hearn Kept Out of There. Way- 
burn Breaks Some Ceilings. Provincial Man- 
agers Will Book Only Tested Revues. 



(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

London, April 8. 

Preparations for the new revues 
scheduled for several of the big musi- 
cal halls have not been progressing 
smoothly. The contrary appears to be 
the situation and all sorts of rumors 
of clashes are reported about town. 

Maud Tiffany walked out of the new 
Palace Revue because she was given 
but one song and there is said to have 
been a series of battles there from the 
beginning of the rehearsals. The show 
is announced for the week of April 20. 

It will feature Elsie Janis. Walter 
Passmore has been engaged to join the 

cast. 

An incessant conflict is being waged 
?t the Hippodrome. Shirley Kellogg 
is reported to have been allotted four 
numbers in the new edition of the Hip 
Revue before Ethel Levey knew there 
was to be a new edition. Lew Hearn 
and Bonita were suggested for the 
Hippodrome, but Miss Kellogg pub- 
licly objected and the team was not 
signed up. Isabel D'Armond and Frank 
Carter remain at the hall at an in- 
creased salary, though Miss Kellogg 
again refused to let Miss D'Armond 
have a number to herself. Martin 
Prown has been engaged for the Hip- 
podrome and joins immediately. 

Ned Wayburn's rehearsals of his 
strenuous buck dancing have resulted in 
the falling of three ceilings in as many 
rehearsal halls the past week. He is 
making ready for his production of a 
revue called "The Honeymoon Ex- 
press." 

The big new Empire revue is sched- 
uled for presentation about June 15. 

Provincial managers now state they 
will book no more revues without they 
are first tested. Some time ago any 
would draw owing to the novelty, but 
now so many have been seen, the bad 
ones haven't a chance. At least four 
revues are "flopping" in the provinces 
at the present time. 



with her cockatoo; Rebla, the juggler, 
who again returns here; Horace Horn- 
er, carried over from last fortnight's 
show; Violet King, violinist; Garden 
Sisters; Speedwell, humorous painter; 
Mignon and Frasettio; Harry Moore, 
singer. 

It is a good show lacking a big at- 
traction (although Willard may be- 
come that), with English musical acts 
predominating. 



REJANE RETURNS IN "CONCERT." 

(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

After a prolonged postponement, 
Rejane, fresh from an Oriental tour, 
produced at her house the French ver- 
sion of Hermann Bahr's "Concert," by 
Remon and Pierre Veber. The work 
met with little success at the premiere. 

The translation is indifferent, but 
Rejane is excellent; also Marcel Simon. 



MANAGERS URGING SMOKING. 

(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

London, April 8. 

An "agitation" is on for the smoking 
privilege in legitimate theatres before 
the Lord Chamberlain by some of the 
managers. All managers are in favor 
of permitting people to smoke in the- 
atres where the managements do not 
object. 

The musical comedy houses will 
probably be the first to take advantage 
of the proposed ordinance if it is grant- 
ed, which seems likely this time. 



LE PETARD, COMEDY SUCCESS. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Henri Lavedan's new comedy, "Le 
Petard," was produced at the Gymnase 
April 2, and is a success. The plot re- 
lates the love affairs of a rich draper. 

It is well interpreted by Lucien 
Guitry, Gauthier, Mmes. Simone and 
Desclos, and met with a warm recep- 
tion. 



"SARI" FOR LONDON. 

(8pecial Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 8. 
Hugo Baruch & Son, George McLel- 
lan and the Shuberts have formed a 
partnership to produce "Sari" here in 
the fall, having secured the English 
rights from Henry W. Savage. 



TIRES OF PROCRASTINATION. 

(Special Cable to Vartrtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

After seven years' struggle, Antoine 
has resigned the management of the 
Odeon because of official procrastina- 
tion in the payment of the extra sub- 
vention recently voted. Antoine is 
probably liquidating. 



GOOD SHOW ATALHAMBRA. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

The program at the Alhambra for the 
first half of the current month is head- 
ed by Willard, The Man Who Grows, 
who went over nicely. Others succeed- 
ing are the Wirth Family, Seeley and 
West, Cunningham and Marion. Duf- 
feuse, French singer, and a brother 
of Polaire, was applauded. 

The remainder of the acts are Lucille, 



MORAL REALISTIC REVUE. 

(Special Cable to ▼4rt«tt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

'The Revue Realiste" is the title of 
a production at the Folies Dramatique. 
Ii is claimed to portray life as it really 
is and leads the spectator to several 
modern resorts, at the same time being 
rerfectly moral. 

Jeanne Bloch holds the big role. The 
show, which is fair, will have a run 
ai the popular house. 



"WARM" REVUE GETS OVER. 

(Special Oatte to Varxrtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Rip and Bousquet are responsible, as 
usual, for the new revue produced at 
the Theatre Femina, April 3. It met 
with a cordial reception and is a suc- 
cess, nicely played by Signoret, Mag- 
nard, Renee Baltha, Marguerite Deval. 

Edmee Favart formerly listed for the 
revue, remains at the Capucines. 

The title is "Tres Moutarde" and it 
is a trifle warm, but that doesn't mean 
much here. 

Jean Chariot is managing director of 
this fashionable little house, with Riche- 
mond temporary manager for the revue. 



POPULAR AUTHOR MAKING HAY. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Tristan Bernard is making hay while 
the sun shines. He is writing for all 
the Paris houses while his popularity 
holds. He appeared with Sarah Bern- 
hardt recently as a real live actor at a 
benefit show. Now he presents a new 
play at the Theatre Antoine, in col- 
laboration with Marnier, entitled "La 
Force de Mentir." This met with a 
fair reception at its premiere March 28. 

On the same bill is a two-act farce 
by Armon and Gerbidon, "La Ton- 
tine," which got over nicely. Irene 
Bordoni is amusing in the role of an 
American girl. 



SHORT LIFE PREDICTED. 
(Special Cable to Vartbtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

"Y a de ca" is the title of a revue 
presented by Flateau at the Cigale, 
April 4. The production is signed 
Hughes Delorme, and just got over. 
It will not hold the stage at this house 
very long. There are so many "new 
revues" at the Cigale that it is hard 
to keep track of them. 

Miss Compton (not Fay Compton), 
Leonora la Bella, Albany, and Mary 
Massart do their best to make "Y a 
de ca." 



NEW MUSICAL WORK FAllC 
(Bpecial Cable to Vartrtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Manager Charbonnel presented 

"Madame Roland," a new musical 

work by Bernede, Choudens and 

Fourdrain, at the Gaite, April 2, which 

got through fairly. Marie Charbonnel 

is in the title role. The tenor, Vez- 

zani, has the role of Brissaud. He, 

Charbonnel and Cotreuil sing nicely. 



Casino De Paris Lyrical House. 

(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Nuibo, of the Opera, is in pour- 

larley for the unfortunate Casino de 

Paris. He proposes to make a cheap 

lyrical house here, on the lines also 

proposed for the Coliseum. Both will 

rrobably materialize. 



"Diplomacy" Moving. 
(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

London, April 8. 
"Diplomacy" moves to the Prince of 
Wales', April 20 



"Juxbaron" With Music Liked. 
(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

Berlin. April 8. 
At Nollendorf theatre, "Juxbaron," 
with Walter Kollo's music, was well 
received. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 E. 14th street: 

April 4, Erics (Pennsylvania); 

April 7, Jack Haskell, John B. Tip- 
pett, Owen McGivney, Mr. and Mrs. 
Max Hart (Mauretania); The Sandi- 
winas (Kr. Wlhm. II); 

April 9, Rigolettos (Kaiserin). 

April 15, Frank Tinney (Imperator). 

San Francisco, April 8. 

April 7 (for Australia), Mr. and Mrs._ 
George Westin, Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
Goit, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lyons, Har- 
rington Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lamy, Mr. 
and Mrs. Lee Hayes, Fred Swift, Mau- 
rice Lamy, Edward Lamy, Arthur La- 
my, Mr. and Mrs. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. 
E. Brinkham, Bobby Blue, Agnes 
Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Albert McGov- 
ern, Walter Fenner, Paul Byron, Geo. 
Leary, Jessie Arnold, Grace Reading, 
Jimmy Clabby (Ventura). 

April 8 (for Honolulu), Mr. and Mrs. 
George Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hit- 
ner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonner, Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Belgrave, Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert Prior, Miss M. Baker, Miss 
D. Kelton, Geo. Berrell, Huron Blyden 
(Wilhelmina). 

Paris, March 30. 
March 27 (For South America), Paco 
and Ruscart, Zora, Great and Good. < 



COLISEUM TRYING INNOVATION. 

(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

London, April 8. 
The Coliseum is to try a policy of 
running plays in installments shortly, 
using one act of a popular play every 
week. 

The two starters will probably be 
"The Third Degree" and "The Woman 
in the Case." 



VAUDEVILLE TO OPERA. 
(Bpecial cable to Varirtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

The unfortunate Coliseum reopened 
last week as a popular opera house 
under the direction of Puget and Mont- 
clair. Ferrier and Varney's well- 
known musical comedy, "Les Mousque- 
taires au Couvent," served as the inau- 
guration program. 

It did nicely with Mmes. Van der 
Noot, Alice Costes, Morzier, MM. 
Montclair, Elain, Raveau, etc. 

It remains to be seen if the public 
will patronize opera more than vaude- 
ville at this house. 



AMERICAN ACTS THE BEST. 
(Spectot OeMJto to Varirtt.-) 

Berlin, April 8. 

At the Wintergarten the American 
acts are going much better than the 
advertised headliners. Morton-Jewell 
Troupe and Sterzelly with dog, doing 
about equal; Cowboy Jupiters closely 
following Argentina Perzina's parrot; 
Jumper Teddy Amann, Arabelskaja, 
ventriloquist, and Les Polios are going 
well. 

Olga Desmond and Yvonne Dubel 
are indifferently received. 



ODD, BUT INTERESTING, OPERA. 
(Special Cable to Varirtt.) 

Berlin, April 8. 
At the Hamburg Stadtheater, 
Schrecker's opera, "Der Feme Klang," 
is interesting, though odd. It was well 
received. 



VARIETY 



"COPYING ACT" IN CIRCUS 

CAUSED FATALIT Y, SAYS GEER 

Originator of "Looping-the-Loop" on a Swinging 

Trapeze Alleges Barnum-Bailey Circus Accident 

Resulted Through Attempt to Imitate His Aerial 

Turn. Ella Hackett, Practising Between 

Performances, Falls to Ballet Stage 

and Dies Immediately. "Trick 

Impossible for Girl To 

Do/' Geer Says. 



The death of Eila Hackett in the 
Barnum-Bailey arena at Madison 
Square Garden the afternoon of April 
1. was indirectly due, charges Edward 
Geer, to the attempt made to "copy" 
his aerial act, known as "A Trip to 
the Clouds." Geer opened the season 
with the circus at the Garden March 
21, and remained with it a week. He 
performed what he terms "Looping- 
the-loop on a swinging trapeze," and 
states he accomplished the feat only 
after continual practicing for six 
months, also claiming the origination 
of the trick. 

Upon his dismissal from the circus 
engagement, Geer says employes of 
the show informed him instructions had 
been given to duplicate his apparatus, 
and that Miss Hackett, formerly a 
Hippodrome (races) rider, with the 
show had been assigned to complete 
the "copying." "It's an impossible 
trick for a girl," says Geer. 

Miss Hackett, the daughter of a New 
York physician, and who had a sister 
in the circus, was about to start practice 
for the feat, between the afternoon and 



an attraction that might prove a fea- 
ture or be talked about to attempt to 
"copy the act," as an economical move. 
Geer has made a statement that ap- 
pears herewith, regarding the acci- 
dent. 



GREENWOOD'S "DUMP" BOOKING. 

Louise List, a cabaret entertainer, 
now in New York, reports the follow- 
ing experience: 

"I was booked into the Haymarker, 
New Orleans, for three weeks by 
Charles Lowe, agent for George B. 
Greenwood's Theatrical Agency of At- 
lanta. The name of the place was not 
mentioned, but I was assured by Mr. 
Lowe it was a strictly high class place. 
Jumping from Jacksonville, having fin- 
ished a circuit of the Montgomery pic- 
ture houses, I found the Haymarket 
had an unsavory reputation. Lowe 
urged me to stick it out, and I tried 
to do so, only to be 'fired' after three 
nights' work — and work it was too, 
hustling for drinks, dancing and sing- 
ing. 

"The proprietor of the place told 



EDWARD GEER'S STATEMENT. 

This is to certify that I was engaged by the Ringling Bros, to appear 
with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. After appearing one week I was let 
out and my apparatus was copied, and it was in rehearsing an act copied 
after mine on the same style riggin g, loop the loop on a swinging trapeze, 
that Ella Hackett was killed, this being my absolute and positive belief as 
to how and why the accident occurred. 

EDWARD GEER. 

Sworn to before me this 4th day of April, 1914. 
JOS. ROBINSON, 
Notary Public 3262, New York County. 



night performance Wednesday of last 
week. While on the bar near the roof, 
she seemed to lose her footing and fell 
to the ground beneath, striking on the 
boarded stage used for the ballet of 
the spectacular at the opening of the 
show. The girl, age 19, died within five 
minutes afterward. Her sister was in 
the Garden at the time, watching her. 

As the illustra- 
tion shows, the 
trick was accom- 
plished by the per- 
former, while the 
trapeze was mov- 
ing back and forth, 
making a complete 
swing around, 
standing erect on 
the bar of the 
trapeze. 

It has not been 
unusual far circus 
managements when 
believing it had 



me I was no good. While admitting 
it to be true concerning that line of 
work, I declined to abide by his de- 
cision and sued for my full salary. The 
employes of the place testified to my 
inability to fill the position satisfac- 
torily; nevertheless, I was given a 
.iudgment." 



SHOWS IN BUDAPEST. 

(Bpeotal Call* to Vabibtt.) 

Budapest, April 8. 

Formerly Budapest had the world- 
wide renown of being a coffee-house 
city. Nowadays it is a veritable 
variety city, there being in every nook 
and corner a variety, a "sing-hall," 
cabaret or at least a Cinema. In spite 
of the spring-like weather at present, 
which is awakening the desire to pass 
free hours in the open air, all enter- 
tainment establishments are doing good 
business, partly due to the fact that 
everywhere first class attractions are 
inviting our public. 

On the first class stage, the Favorosi 
Orfeum, the public is being made ac- 
quainted with the newest dance, "La 
Furlana," which is forcing out the 
erotic "Tango," prohibited in aristo- 
cratic and military quarters. 

In the Royal Orfeum the famous 
Cinema actor, Herr Psylander, draws, 
whilst in the recently erected dancing 
ralaces, the Palais de Danse and Jar- 
din d'Hiver, both equipped 'with the 
utmost luxury, the so-called viveurs of 
Budapest have their rendezvous. 

There is here from America a wan- 
dering circus company, working in the 
style of the great show of Barnum and 
Bailey. They are the advantageously 
known Konyoto Brothers, who are af- 
fording excellent performances, offer- 
ing a Wild West show, very pic- 
turesque, hitherto only seen in pictures. 

The economical crisis is still burden- 
ing the country. 



EASTER WEEK BILL AT A. C. 

Atlantic City, April 8. 
The Savoy will put on a special 
Easter week vaudeville program start- 
ing Monday. It will have Irene Frank- 
lin for a headliner. Rice and Cohen 
and Frank Stafford and Co. are other 
acts engaged by Louis Wesley for it. 



Orpheum, Haverhill, Sold. 

Haverhill, Mass.. April 8. 
The Orpheum has been disposed of 
by Louis B. Mayer to the New Eng- 
land Amusement Co., which recently 
secured the Scenic Temple, a picture 
hotise, here. 



BARON ROTHSCHILD'S PLAY. 
(Special Cable to Vajustt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Baron Henri de Rothschild's comedy, 
seen in London last year, was produced 
at the Marigny last week, under the 
title of "Le Talion," and not "Le 
Caducee." 

It met with a good reception and is 
well played by Juliette Margel, Maria 
Dhervilly, Lillian Creuze, Harry Baur, 
Janvier, Francen, Gallet and P. Ste- 
phen. 

It will run until the vaudeville sea- 
son commences at this house, end of this 
month. 



Russian Ballets Again. 
(Spedal Cable to Vakibtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 
During the Russian ballet season at 
the opera next month a new produc- 
tion," "La Legende de Joseph," by 
Richard Strauss, will be put on, with 
Leonide Miassine in the leading role. 
Fokine is superintending the produc- 
tion. 



Young Cort Visiting London. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 8. 
Harry Cort, son of John Cort, here 
on a pleasure trip accompanied by 
Carl Reid, late manager of the Anna 
Held Road Show, sails for home April 
12 on the Prinz Friedrieh Wilhelm. 



PARIS AGENTS COMBINE. 

(Special Cable to Vahiwtt.) ' 

Paris, April 8. 
In view of the new police regula- 
tions for the issuing of licenses to 
theatrical agents in Paris, which goes 
into force at once, the vaudeville men 
are forming a protective syndicate, to 
which only reputable firms will be ad- 
mitted. The organizing committee 
consists of H. B. Marinelli, Jean Char- 
lot, G. Pasquier, Pitau, Dehan and 
r.uyssons. The subscription is to be 
$200, sufficiently large to keep the very 
small agencies, which abound in Paris, 
out of the new combine. 

The police orders, based on a law of 
1852, compelling theatrical agencies to 
obtain a license, say the owners of such, 
agencies must produce a guarantee of 
morality and also one of the salubrity 
of their offices. Failure to comply is 
punishable before the .Correctional 
Court, but a license cannot be with- 
drawn unless there is a conviction. 

A scale of commission, which may be 
charged will be drafted shortly. It 
will be based on the amount of salary, 
less travelling expenses. 

Under the law of March 14, 1904, all 
employment agencies are forbidden to 
charge the employe any commission 
for services rendered, such commission 
being alone paid by the employer. But 
a special clause will be inserted in the 
new decree governing theatrical 
agencies, authorizing the agent to col- 
lect half his commission (as fixed by 
municipal regulations) from the actor. 



MAX HART GOING TO COLLECT. 

Max Hart sailed Tuesday on the 
Mauretania for a hasty trip to London. 
While over there he will endeavor to 
effect a settlement of the money due 
him from F.rnest F.ddstcn for commis- 
sions on American acts hooked in Eng- 
land through the F.ddsten at'cncy 



PAVLOWA'S PUPIL A HIT. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 8. 

Clemena Bannel presented his spring 
chicken, "La Revue Galante," by Le- 
marchand and Rouvray, at the Foliei 
Bergere, April 3. It is well produced, 
Julian Alfred having been recruited for 
that purpose, and met with a good 
reception. 

Lemarchand has brought in some 
fine costumes, but the other "author" 
has not supplied much wit. As a mat- 
ter of fact, no one expected it. The 
mounting will save the situation. The 
troupe work well, and get over. Mill 
June, a pupil of Pavlowa, aged 12, ii 
a hit. The Australian MacLeans do 
well. 

Among those appearing are Mado 
Minty, Marcelle Yrven, Delbrenne, 
Mussidora, Dolmet, Kirby, Valey, Ger- 
maine Webb, Messrs. Raimu, Darcy, 
Biscort, St. Clair, Marco. 

Business during the first few dayg 
has been excellent. 

Pavlowa, apparently recovered from 
the recent accident to her toe, opened 
a two weeks' engagement Monday at the 
Manhattan opera house, New York, 
dancing with NivokoflF. The first house 
was well filled downstairs, with the 
upper portion somewhat lighter. The 
Manhattan is one of the largest the- 
atres in New York. The Pavlowa en- 
) r a^ement is $2.50, top. 



RE-ENGAGES BERNHARDT. 

(Sprritii Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 8. 
CeorK'e Tyler, William Connor, Mor- 
ris Gcst and Lee Shuhert are here. 

Connor has hooked Bernhardt for 
another American tour in the legitimate 
playhouses next season. 



VARIETY 



PROGRESSIVE'S FIRST SEASON 
CLOSING SATURD AY, APRIL 16 

Nearly All The Shows Playing Supplementary Season. 

34 Straight Weeks Expected Next Season. 

Dave Lewis and Andy Lewis Reported New 

Franchise Holders. Sam Howe 

May Be Another. 



The regular burlesque season of the 

Progressive Circuit is slated to close 

April 18, but nearly every show on the 
independert wheel has booked sup- 
plemental time. About the only com- 
pany that will disband when its last 
week is played at the Grand, Boston, 
is the Franklin-Strouse "Girls of the 
Follies" show. 

All the shows will play from one to 
five weeks extra, Sim Williams' "Par- 
isian Beauties" being one that will 
play a month and a half after the ter- 
mination of the regular season. "The 
Beauties" last season date is Kansas 
City, but Sim has St. Joe (four days), 
La Salle, Rock Island, Muscatine for 
one week, with full weeks to follow at 
the Englewood and Haymarket, Chi- 
cago; Detroit and Toronto. Sim's 
other show, "Girls from Joyland" has 
one additional week, closing at the 
Grand, Boston. 

The Progressives are lining up their 
iorccs for next season and are confi- 
dent that they will have 34 straight 
weeks when the new season opens. 
While several of the present franchises 
will be dropped, new ones have been 
added already with other applications 
on file for shows. 

Dave Lewis and Andy Lewis (now 
with Al. Reeves show on the Columbia 
Circuit) will have their own shows on 
the Progressive next season. Lewis 
will not appear with the show but will 
place acceptable comedians with it. 

It is reported Edgar Bixley will re- 
place Lewis with the Reeves company. 
A story says Sam Howe, now on the 
Columbia, may be a Progressive next 
season. 

In addition to having new houses in 
Montreal and Baltimore the Progres- 
sives claim they have sites for new 
theatres in Minneapolis and Milwau- 
kee. 

Jean Berdini and his "Mischief Mak- 
ers" open a summer season at the 
Cadillac, Detroit, May 10. He will en- 
gage some new people for the Detroit 
engagement. In fighting the baseball 
openings Bedini for the next month 
will carry as "extra attractions" "Ma 
Cherie" (with Agoust and Simone De 
Beryl) and "The Girl in the Muff," 
(Gertrude des Roches) both recently 
featured at Hammerstein's. The "ex- 
tras" were tacked on to the Bedini 
show last week at the Olympic. 

With the ncaring of the end of the 
first season of the Progressive Bur- 
lesque Circuit the managers of the 
even 22 shows are making the countup 
With a sense of elation that if they are 
not away ahead they have at least done 
well enough to insure a running start 
on the new year. 

All of the Progressive shows have 
not made money, but the heads of the 



Circuit feel mighty proud of the first 
year of independency, as the outsiders 
gave them only a short time in which 
to live. 

Of the winners the biggest undoubt- 
edly on the season is Tom Sullivan, 
who, in addition to cleaning up close 
to $10,000 on his "Monte Carlo Girls," 
is also in on the profits of the "Girls 
From Joyland" with Sim Williams. 

Probably the second best is the 
"Girls of the Follies," owned by H. M. 
Franklin and Harry Strouse. They 
will pass the $6,000 mark before the 
season ends. 

Other substantial winners are Charles 
Taylor's "Tango Girls," Frank Cald- 
er's "High Life Girls," Lew Talbot's 
"Girls From Maxim's," and Sim Wil- 
liams' "Parisian Beauties." 

Some of the shows have about brok- 
en even on the season, while a few 
have dropped below the even mark by 
reason of changes and carrying a more 
expensive company than some of the 
others. 

Two shows in particular, Jean Be- 
dini's "Mischief Makers" and F. W. 
Stair's "Follies of Pleasure," consider- 
ed among the best on the circuit, have 
not gotten the returns of some of the 
others through the merit of show and 
equipment. 

The biggest item of the season is 
the start the Progressives have for 
next season when every show plans to 
make money. This year probably the 
worst dig the different companies re- 
ceived was on the "return date," there- 
by working a hardship on the managers 
which made its influence felt at the 
box office. 

Next season the repeat will be wholly 
eliminated if present plans go through 
and the number of shows reaches the 
34 mark as planned. 

The Progressives had a lot of ob- 
stacles to overcome in getting the cir- 
cuit in smooth working order. Each 
show is still out and will remain out 
until the official close of the season, 
it least. 

Minneapolis, April 8. 

James Barton, representing the 
Progressive wheel has been gumshoe- 
ing around here of late in an effort to 
lease the H. P. Watson vacant corner 
at First avenue N and Sixth street. 

Barton's first offer was declined, but 
he has made another which will likely 
give the Progressives the site it wants. 



INCREASE DECLARED OFF. 

While the special meeting of the 
Columbia Amusement Co., for the pur- 
pose of increasing the capital stock 
from $185,000 to $500,000 will be held 
Monday, April 13, as per the call is- 
sued for it, at the directors' meeting 
of the company last Friday, it was 
decided to declare off the proposed en- 
largement. 

The decision not to increase the cap- 
ital will have no effect upon the pro- 
posed new wheel the Columbia is 
forming. This will consist of 28 
theatres and shows, according to the 
present intention, with the present 
Columbia Circuit to go back to its 
original number of productions, 36, 
with the same quantity of theatres. 

It is said the Columbia directors de- 
cided it was not necessary to secure 
more capital through an added stock 
increase to handle the new circuit. The 
Columbia stock, par value $100, is now 
worth on the market through divi- 
dends paid between $250 and $300 a 
share. The contemplated increase to 
half a million dollars would have re- 
duced the market value to par, it was 
thought, and this is said to have in- 
fluenced the abandonment of the plan. 



LOOK OUT FOR SKOP. 

Cleveland, April 8. 

Selling chorus girls shares at $10 
each in a franchise and claiming he is 
to have a show on the Progressive 
Burlesque Circuit next season has re- 
sulted in the heads of the Progressive 
being appealed to to stop one S. Stan- 
ley Skop, who is working this game. 

His card reads: S. Stanley Skop, 
formerly with Mr. Robert B. Mantell 
in repertoire. Presenting "An Ameri- 
can Rosebud," "Follies of the Great 
White Way" and "The Passing Show." 
In preparation for 1914-1915 "The Big 
Follies" and "Revue De Paris." 

The New York headquarters of the 
Progressive have never heard of such 
a man and the officials there maintain 
Skop is putting over a little money- 
collecting scheme on the quiet. 



MAY HOWARD SUING. 

E. J. Carpenter and John Barton 
have been made defendants in a dam- 
age suit by May Howard, who sues 
for $21,545 she avers is due for back 
salary. 

Miss Howard was engaged to head 
the Progressive wheel show "May 
Howard's Girls of All Nations" and 
left it some weeks ago when the com- 
pany was reorganized. 



Baltimore Capital Subscribed. 

Baltimore, April 8. 
Seventy-eight thousand dollars has 
been subscribed by local men in the 
new Progressive Wheel burlesque 
house here and work upon the struc- 
ture has been inaugurated. There is 
little active capital of the Progressive 
promoters in the local house. 



JEANETTE DUPRE'S OWN SHOW 

Jeanette Dupre is returning to bur- 
lesque next season and will head her 
own show which will be styled 
"Jeanette Dupre and Her International 
Beauties." 

Miss Dupre. now in vaudeville, goes 
to London to fulfill contracts in June 
and July. Miss Dupre plans to play 
every summer in London for the next 
three years. Miss Dupre produced a 
rew sketch. "The Mysterious Lady." 
?t Keith's Union Square the last half 
of last week, assisted by Ray Burke, 
formerly of the Orpheum Comedy 
Four, and Alice May. formerly with 
the Nat Goodwin and Walker White- 
S'de companies. 



MIDDLE WESTERN SITUATION. 

(Continued from page 3.) 
sale of the S-C circuit, Jones was in 
a queer predicament, contrary opin- 
ions notwithstanding. The "Associa- 
tion" has hampered his booking office 
through the inauguration of the black- 
list and next season held out little 
promise of a better condition unless 
negotiations were reopened for a 
three-cornered alliance between Jones, 
Pantages and the Miles houses. This 
seemed impossible since the matter 
was discussed at length during Pan- 
tages' recent visit east without results. 
With the local Loew franchise, the 
three lo >p houses controlled by J. L. 
& S. will undoubtedly prosper. 

With the opening of the new seaioir 
the U. B. O. will begin to take an ac- 
tive interest in Chicago booking 
through the transfer of the 19 "Asso- 
ciation" franchises to the eastern 
agency because of their location east 
of the marginal line provided in the 
"agreement." A reasonable estimate 
of the revenue derived from this score 
of houses is $600 weekly totaling $25,- 
000 on the full season. The usual "hot 
weather predictions" point to the even- 
tual coalition of the United and "Asso- 
ciation" under a unit jurisdiction, but 
serious consideration eliminates the 
possibility of such a move, principally 
because of the peculiar routing sys- 
tem essential at this end, where the 
road show rule could not possibly 
come into vogue. 

The constant theatrical growth of 
the territory west of Chicago likewise 
precludes the probability of such a 
course even though it were deemed ad- 
visable for other reasons. In this the 
"Association" is bound to play a lead- 
ing hand because of its influence, 
strength and capabilities. Under pres- 
ent circumstances a centralization of 
all "Association" and United small 
time booking from any one point 
seems hardly consistent and besides 
the "agreement" confines the United 
to the territory east of the marginal 
line, leaving the entire western section 
to the W. V. M. A. 

Neither the Pantages nor Miles cir- 
cuits will hardly be affected by the 
Loew deal, although like the "Asso- 
ciation" both James C. Matthews and 
Walter F. Keefe will have to hustle to 
keep provided with suitable bills. They 
have both long since established a har- 
monious acquaintance with the "Asso- 
ciation" and the blacklist bogie is a 
thing unknown to either. Earl Cox 
?.nd George Webster will continue to 
travel along their untrammelled way, 
* v ebster being safely fortified through 
his affiliation with Levy and Fisher, 
while Cox enjoys a small monopoly 
on the independent time hereabouts. 

Just what disposition will be made 
of the Frank Q. Doyle Agency is un- 
known as yet. but the present plan 
seems to point toward the local S-C 
office taking it over as the local Loew 
agency under the management of Fred 
Lincoln, who remains with Loew as 
general manager of the western terri- 
tory. 

Chicago will probably he relieved of 
the congested condition now prevalent, 
the weeding out process bringing the 
much needed new material along this 
way, at the same time giving the east 
a peep at the acts that have outplayed 
their usefulness in these regions. 



VARIETY 



JOE SCHENCK NOW BOOKING 

SUL UVAN-CO NSIDINE TIME 

Road Shows Routed Will Run Into Date When Loew Cir- 
cuit Takes Over S-C. Fred Lincoln, Mose Oppenheim 
and Paul Goudron Remaining. Few Changes 
Contemplated Among S-C Present Staff. 



The future shows for the Sullivan- 
Considine Circuit are now being booked 
through Jos. M. Schenck, general man- 
ager of the Loew Circuit As the 
booking bills at present routed will 
run into the time when the Loew 
Circuit officially takes over the S-C 
houses (Aug. 1), Mr. Schenck has 
taken up the placing of the acts. Chris 
O. Brown, who will leave the agency 
in due time, has his programs for the 
road shows filled in for two months 
in advance. 

In number of acts it has been decided 
by Schenck that the former quantity, 
five, will be the policy, and that in- 
stead of the S-C shows being length- 
ened out by other turns, a feature film 
of three, four or five reels, such as are 
now shown in the Loew houses here- 
abouts, will be made a feature of the 
programs sent west by the Loew office. 
These films will be first seen in the 
west in the Loew S-C theatres, it is 
said. 

It is reported there will be but few 
changes along the line of the Sullivan- 
Considine houses. Two or three resi- 
dent managers may be changed, and 
some slight shifts may be made in the 
booking departments out of town, but 
on the whole, Marcus Loew has ex- 
pressed himself as very well satisfied 
with the S-C staff throughout as he 
found it on his recent travel. 

It has been settled Fred Lincoln will 
retain his present position as general 
iranager of the western circuit. Paul 
Goudron is likewise to remain in the 
Chicago booking office, probably re- 
named Loew's later on. Mose Oppen- 
heim, from the northwest, will be the 
Loew general representative on the 
Pacific Coast, with Sid Grauman likely 
the San Francisco representative. 

It is possible the executive offices of 
the Loew Circuit will be placed to- 
gether before long, the agency moving 
from the Heidelberg Building, and the 
other departments from the American 
theatre building, to some suite selected 
that will hold all. 

Oscar Lorraine was the first turn to 
receive a contract from the Loew office 
for the full eastern and western time. 
Mr. Lorraine's agreement is for 40 
weeks, starting immediately. Other 
"big time" acts engaged by Mr. 
Schenck within the past week are Olive 
Briscoe, Delmore and Lee, and Four 
Readings. 

Harry A. Shea, who has been calling 
at the Loew office often of late, re- 
turned to the fold this week. 



INTERESTING CHICAGO FIGHT. 

Chicago, April 8. 
An interesting fight for the pop pat- 
ronage of the south side is being staged 
by the managers of the Indiana and 
Avenue theatres, recalling a similar 



battle that made things interesting dur- 
ing the last two seasons when the 
Williard was the sole competitor of 
the Indiana. Both houses are supplied 
through the W. V. M. A. and have 
been assigned to the book of Eddie 
Shayne. 

The Indiana is owned by George 
Levee, while Louis Weinberg controls 
the destiny of the Avenue. The break- 
ing point came this week when both 
made a bid for Sophie Tucker. The 
absence of the "slip system" now in 
vogue in the U. B. O. in New York, 
made it rather difficult for Shayne to 
decide who was entitled to Tucker's 
open week. Possibly realizing the in- 
evitable, Levee quietly signed up Gene 
Greene for next week. Tucker was there- 
fore awarded to Weinberg for the week 
of May 18. • 

The limit for both houses has been 
temporarily lifted. Weinberg made an 
endeavor to secure Eva Tanguay's en- 
tire show for next week, but the cyclon- 
ic one's route interfered. 

Levee holds the Chicago pop record 
for high salaries, having paid Victor 
Moore $1,200 net for one week to break 
in a new act Both houses play a 10- 
20-30 scale. 



DANCERS RETURN HOME. 

Tuesday Oy-Mar and Leigh, the 
"society dancers" from England who 
have been appearing with imported 
musical productions in New York of 
late, returned home, after refusing an 
offer of $750 weekly in vaudeville, se- 
cured for the couple by Arthur Hop- 
Kins. Oy-Mar wanted $1,000 a week 
or nothing. 



HARRIET JANSEN. 

Harriet Jansen, whose picture ap- 
pears on Variety's cover this week, 
has made a reputation for herself as a 
pianiste and is about to enter vaude- 
ville with a "piano-act." Miss Jansen 
studied under Mrs. Lancaster, a con- 
temporary of Mme. Therese Carrone, 
and under the late Emil Leibling, one 
cf the best known teachers in Chicago. 
She has played for many clubs and 
societies and has been featured in many 
benefit programs. 

Miss Jansen will offer a classical pro- 
gram, with semi-classic and popular 
riano pieces as a contrast. Her work 
has received the highest praise of musi- 
cal critics in Chicago. She is a niece 
cf Frank (Slivers) Oakley, the circus 
clown. Her mother, Mrs. Freida Jan- 
sen is a sister of Mr. Oakley. 



Pryor's Band for Dancing. 

William Gane's new dance hall, 
"The Broadway Danse," opens May 8. 

Arthur Pryor and his band will dis- 
course the music for the stepping. 

If yoa don't advertlne In VARIETY, don't 
advertise at all. 



LOX CLUB FOR 0URLESQUE. 

The Lox Club, a chartered social 
organization open to all burlesque, 
held its first meeting in temporary 
quarters of the club at 711 Seventh ave- 
nue, Saturday afternoon last and elect- 
ed the following officers: President, 
Wash Martin; vice president, Meyer 
Harris; Secretary, L. M. Borie; trea- 
surer, Abe Miers; sergeant-at-arms, 
Max Levy. 

The board of governors comprises 
Bert Bernstein, Bob Simonds, Henry 
Bossom, James Conners, Chas. How- 
ard, Nat Golden, Rube Bernstein, 
Walter Meyers, Jack Levey. 

A constitution and by-laws were 
adopted and a committee of three 
named to select permanent headquar- 
ters for the club. 



Progressives Getting Omaha. 

L. M. Crawford and son, Roy, are 
here from the west transacting a lit- 
tle theatrical business that may mean 
something advantageous to the Pro- 
gressive Burlesque Wheel sheet. 

Crawford, who owns theatres in To- 
peka, St. Louis, Kansas City and Oma- 
ha, has practically agreed to turn over 
one of his Omaha houses to the Pro- 
gressive Circuit next season. 

It's the Progressive plan to play 
three days in Omaha next fall with 
only three days to fill in between 
Omaha and Chicago. 



Shea Building in Waterbury. 

Waterbury, Conn., April 8. 

It's strongly rumored here that P. 
F. Shea, who recently installed bur- 
lesque here, will build a new theatre on 
one of the principal streets which will 
house burlesque permanently. 

James R. Sheehan, Shea's general 
manager, is conducting some quiet 
negotiations to bring about the realiza- 
tion of the new burlesque house. 



Fannie Watson Out of Show. 

The Watson Sisters show opened at 
the Columbia Monday matinee with- 
out Fannie Watson. She had an oper- 
ation performed upon her ear last 
week in Boston. Expecting to open 
in New York Miss Watson was for- 
bidden to do so by her physician. 

May Leavitt, from the chorus, tem- 
porarily substituted on an emergency 
call. 




WHAT IS VAUDEVILLE? 

What is vaudeville? was the head- 
line question around Jake Wells' New 
Yt.rk office for a week or more up to 
Wednesday when the coterie of south- 
ern attorneys and show people returned 
home. They came here headed by a 
court-appointed commissioner from 
Tennessee to take depositions in an 

action brought by Wells against the 
Tennessee Leasing & Realty Co., of 
Chattanooga (Majestic theatre); Prin- 
cess Amusement Co., Nashville (Prin- 
cess theatre); and Grand Theatre Co, 
Knoxville (Grand theatre). 

Wells alleged a breach of contract 
with each company, on its rental agree- 
ment that took over the Wells theatre 
and also the "franchise" of the United 
Booking Offices for that city. The 
total amount involved under the un- 
fulfilled contracts is about $60,000, very 
little having been paid on account of 
either one. As a counter-claim the re- 
spective companies claim Wells com- 
mitted a breach of contract through 
playing musical tabloid shows in his 
other local houses, after agreeing not 
to play vaudeville in any of the cities 
upon disposing of the theatres. 

The trial is before a Chancellor at 
Nashville, and the commission was 
appointed to take testimony in New 
York as to whether a musical tabloid, 
when given as the entire performance 
was a "show" or "vaudeville." The 
attorney for the companies, W. B. 
Miller of Chattanooga and Harry 
Stokes of Nashville, seemed to wholly 
depend upon the dictionary definition 
of "vaudeville," going back as far as 
Webster's, 1859. Mr. Wells called 
several witnesses to support his con- 
tention that vaudeville as it is known 
in the theatrical profession is an un- 
related series of specialties, each dis- 
tinct in itself. 

Among those who testified for Mr. 
Wells were Walter Vincent, E. J. Car- 
penter, Pat Casey, Jack Lait, Nate 
Spingold and Loney Haskell. M. 
Levy of Norfolk represented Wells. 

Watkins & Russell are the theatre 
managers interested in the Tennessee 
Co., and Frank Rogers in the Grand 
Theatre Co. 



ACADEMY'S "DIRTY" SHOW. 

Pittsburgh, April 8. 

Word having gotten around that a 
"hootch" dance was being put on at 
the Academy which opened with stock 
burlesque Monday, the police were sent 
out to stop the dance. Later it was 
decided to notify the management not 
to repeat it. 

There was a line of several thousand 
persons in the morning waiting to buy 
seats for the opening of "Madam 
Shcrbert." The performance was an 
exhibition of vulgarity which police 
officials say will have to be severely 
censored. 



F I. A VILLA 

the original 

DANCINO ACCORDION QIRL. 

PALACE. NEW YORK. THIS WEEK. 



COLISEUM SEATING 20,000. 

Pittsburgh. April S. 
Pittsburgh soon is to have a colise- 
um where great spectacles may be pre- 
sented. The United States Bureau of 
Mines is building the amphitheatre 
which will scat 20,(X)0 persons, and it 
will be available for open air theatrical 
performances and spectacles. 



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VARIETY 



A DECIDED INTEREST SHOWN 

IN THE WHITE RATS ACTORS' FAIR 



Services Gratis Being Tendered. Frances Starr, Louise 

Dresser and Olga Petrova Among Early Volunteers 

From Feminine Side. What the Committee Wants. 



The publication in last week's 
Variety of the detailed plans for the 
big Actors' Fair to be held in the 
White Rats Club House for eight days 
commencing Saturday evening, May 16, 
has been followed by a veritable inun- 
dation of congratulations and inquiries 
from all parts of the country. The 
bulk ot the communications enthusi- 
astically approve the plans and predict 
the biggest kind of popular success for 
the fete. A minor portion endorse the 
plans in the main, and make valuable 
amending suggestions. The commit- 
tees in charge of the plans are consid- 
ering all proposals sent in, while stick- 
ing to the main fair plans as published. 

Proffers of services gratis and prom- 
ises of contributions are coming in 
wholesale. The difficulty of the com- 
mittees promises to be in harmoniously 
allotting the many and varied respon- 
sibilities to the army of cheerful work- 
ers so quick to respond to the organi- 
zation's call for co-operation. And 
also, meanwhile, the sale of tickets 
proceeds merrily, with all parts of the 
country evincing a desire to send back 
immediate cash for tickets retained. 

Among prominent feminine stage 
favorites to be first among volunteers 
of personal services as well as liberal 
contributions are Frances Starr, Louise 
Dresser and Olga Petrova. 

Other prominent feminine stars in 
the vaudeville, legitimate and musical 
cemedy fields are cheerfully requesting 
assignments. Lists of these will be 
published in Variety as fast as re- 
ceived. 

An attractive representation of the 
feminine headlights of the stage is 
therefore assured. With male stars 
from all the big theatrical organiza- 
tions of the country fast lining up for 
all sorts of action during the bazaar 
the stage end of the program promises 
to be brilliantly attractive. 

What the committees require most 
immediately is widespread co-opera- 
tion in pushing the sale of Licket3 and 
aiding by personal contact everywhere 
the efforts of the committees to perfect 
their entertainment programs and dec- 
orative prospectus. 

Any White Rat, for instance, who 
knows of any young woman in or out 
of the profession who has an Annette 
Kellerman "shape" combined with the 
temperament of a porpoise will confer 
an everlasting favor on the plans com- 
mittee of the fair by sending in the 
natatorial lady's name as a candidate 
for a Venus Diving Tourney to be run 
off every afternoon and evening in the 
club house swimming pool during the 
eight days of the bazaar. 

Also any organization member who 
knows of any member who can play 
Uncle Tom for laughs better than 
Corse Payton, or as veil, or nearly as 
well— will add to the gayety of the 



Town Hall performances of the forth- 
coming fete by electing his acquaint- 
ance for the title role in the Stowe 
play with Member Payton, James J. 
Corbett, Charles J. Ross, Fred Stone, 
Dave Montgomery, Junie McCree, 
Alf Grant, Johnnie Gilroy, Tom Smith, 
Jim Mclntyre, Mark Murphy, Scream 
Welsh and others. From these volun- 
teers the players who are to play the 
role of "Tom" — a different player each 
night— are to be selected for the ice 
Hoc tabloid listed as part of the show 
at the Fair's Town Hall show each 
night. 

Further, any member of the order 
who knows of fellow members who 
can frisk a laugh out of any of the 
burlesque roles of the "Crackenback's 
Wild Animal Show" to be giyen in one 
of the tents of the big fair, can help 
things along by getting the talented 
wild animal impersonators to send in 
their names to the plans committee of 
the fair. 

Contributions of the loan of props 
calculated to add to the gayety of the 
tabloid meller drammers and other 
shows indicated in last week's bulletin 
will be gratefully received and ac- 
knowledged. 

Wild animal props for the "Eat-em- 
alive" tent sideshow, costumes for the 
burlesque hootch tent exhibition and 
suggestions of gags and business for 
any of the departments of the multi- 
bill of the exposition will be received 
by the committee with open arms. 

Members of the organization who 
would like to play any of the parts in 
the plays listed, or play ballyhoos for 
any of the shows are requested to send 
in their names to the fair managers 
at once. 

Cabaret singers, dancers and other 
artists, including wire walkers, tumb- 
lers, trapezists and clown workers, are 
wanted to complete the programs of 
the roof cabaret and the incidental 
ring and platform performances. 

Old time minstrel material is re- 
quested from members everywhere for 
the "Way Back Minstrels" to be a part 
of the main stage in the gymnasium 
section of the fair. 

Other suggestions for completing a 
running program of interesting items 
on the main stage are solicited by the 
committee. 

Members of the order coming in 
contact with billrooms of theatres in 
all sections of the country are request- 
ed to influence local billroom men and 
managers to contribute to the Fair the 
loan of photos of old-time players or 
lithographs of same. 

Also, girls of the profession, of all 
ranks and years, arc wanted to com- 
plete the several feminine committees, 
including the Feminine Fair Escorts, 
the girls eligible to mock marriage and 
divorce, et cetera, as predicated in last 
veek's bulletin. 

J 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, don't 
advertise at all. 



CLUB HOUSE BOOMING. 

The receipts for the month of March 
this year totalled $7,428.59 as against 
March of last year, $5,246.45, showing 
an increase of $2,182.14. 

The following is a statement of the 
business done at the Club last week: 

Rooms $605.70 

Wines and liquors 323.40 

Cigars 98.89 

Billiard and pool 167.05 

Barber 26.05 

Gymnasium 23.00 

Telephone 37.30 

Cards 5.30 

Valet 8.45 

Laundry 42.49 

Lunch 281.87 

Newspaper 9.40 

Drinking cups 8.69 

$1,637.59 
These figures speak for themselves 
and prove that the White Rats Club is 
a real live business proposition. 

At certain hours of the day the lob- 
by, reception and lounging rooms look 
like a big clearing house with the 
crowds that are in attendance. 



NOTICE. 

A meeting of the 

GENERAL COMMITTEE 

of the 

Actors' Fair 

held under the auspices of the 
White Rats, will be held on 

Monday, April 13th, 
at 2 o'clock. 



L 



ELECTED TO MEMBERSHIP. 

H. Roeder, Irving Hay, Steve Jen- 
nings, E. D. Forer, John Mullaly, 
Maurice Abrahams, Al Wohlman, 
Harry English, Robt. H. Wilson, Ed- 
ward Grant, Florenz Kolb, John Wil- 
liams, Al Wood, Wm. Greenwaldt and 
Walter C. Kelly were duly elected to 
membership in the White Rats Actors' 
Union Tuesday, April 7. If, by any 
mischance they have failed to receive 
official notification, same will be sent 
on receipt of address. 



ROCCO PICARO DIES. 

Rocco Picaro, age 28 years, died 
March 26, at the State Hospital, 
Kings Park, Long Island, where he 
had been confined since Dec. 10, 1913. 
He was formerly connected with the 
Picaro Troupe of acrobats, but through 
a nervous breakdown was forced to 
retire over a year ago. 

Funeral services were held at his 
late home, 460 Adelphi street, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Sunday, March 29. Inter- 
ment was made at the Holy Cross 
Cemetery, Flatbush. 



STERN CAN'T PUBLISH. 

Jos. W. Stern & Co. are reported 
much miffed over the fact they are not 
allowed to publish the interpolated 
numbers in "The Midnight Girl" at the 
44th Street theatre. 

Remick & Co. holds the right to put 
cut the score. Stern's has a contract 
with S. Romberg, who wrote the in- 
terpolations, but Rcmicks claim pub- 
lishing rights to all numbers in the 
production, under copyright. 



STOPPED "COPY ACT." 

Jane Elwyn was taken from the bill 
at the Talbot Hippodrome, St. Louis, 
after notice had been served upon the 
manager of the theatre, and Dave Rus- 
sell, the Chicago representative of Mr. 
Talbot, that the young woman was in- 
fringing upon a copyright act of Bert 
Levy, the cartoonist, at the Majestic, 
Chicago, this week. 

At a recent engagement at the Wil- 
son Avenue, Chicago, Mr. Conley, the 
Chicago representative of the White 
Rats Actors' Union, at the request of 
Mr. Levy, notified Miss Elwyn he 
would stop her act at that theatre, but 
after she pleaded with him he allowed 
her to finish the engagement, and then 
only on condition that she sign an 
agreement never again to present Mr. 
Levy's act. 

When Mr. Levy found that Miss El- 
wyn was going to play St. Louis he 
again instructed our attorneys through 
Mr. Conley to serve notice on the man- 
ager of the St. Louis theatre he would 
be held liable under the copyright laws 
if he permitted Miss Elwyn to perform. 
Mr. Talbot immediately took Miss El- 
wyn out of the bill. 



THE BEST SELLER. 

The best seller among the popular 
song lists, as per a consensus of opin- 
ion by those who are not prejudiced, 
seems to be "On the Road to Man- 
dalay," published by Leo Feist. It is 
said that 500,000 copies have so far 
been sold, without the song having 
been "plugged" very long. Mr. Feist 
was reported as luke warm in his 
enthusiasm over this number when it 
first showed promise. 

"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" 
(Remick & Co.) is said to be a good 
second to the leader, with the half 
million mark in sight. 

After these two numbers nothing in 
the popular vocal line is doing any- 
thing startling, according to reports. 
The production numbers come next, 
led by "High Jinks," with "The 
Queen of the Movies" and "The Mid- 
night Girl" following. "The Laughing 
Husband" had one number that was 
well thought of around the restaurants 
and cabarets, but the sale did not go 
to any alarming proportions. 

The dance craze, while perhaps holding 
down somewhat the sale of popular 
songs, has built up an instrumental 
catalog for many publishers. The 
Tangos, Maxixes and Hesitation 
Waltzes are selling in volume, from 
five to seven or more of each, with 
writers giving their especial attention 
to this class of composition. The 
dance fad has also brought out a new 
crowd of composers, those addicted to 
the stepping time. 



VENITA FITZHUGH AS AN ACT. 

The girl who sang the song hit of 
"The Laughing Husband," Venita 
.T : tzhugh, is about to invade vaudeville 
as an act. The song was the only good 
thing in the show, although the title 
spelled disaster before it opened. New 
York never believed there could be a 
husband who laughed. 

Lina Abarbanell is another musical 
comedy woman to go the vaudeville 
way. Miss Abarbanell opens at the 
Palace Monday, having retired from 
"The Red Canary." 



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Vol. XXXIV. 

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April 10, 1914. No. 6 



Gus Hill denies he's sick. 

Nasimova is sailing May 6. 

Ramona Park, Grand Rapids, will 
open for the season May 9. 

Lucy Weston will return to New 
York this week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Francis are par- 
ents of a boy who arrived March 30. 

Nina Lester and Edna Davis, former 
"singles," will play double hereafter. 

The Grand, Sioux City, is playing 
pictures. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rooney celebrate 
their tenth wedding anniversary today. 

Fred W. Hixon is ery ill at his 
home in New York. 

Leander de Cordova is struggling 
with a severe cold. 

Elvia Bates has forsaken vaudeville 
to become a saleswoman for the Blue 
Peter cigarette concern. 

The Friars will tender Cyril Maude 
a complimentary dinner at the Hotel 
Astor, Sunday evening, April 26. 

Madeline Delmar is back on Broad- 
way. Someone reported Miss Delmar 
as ill in Detroit. She has been rest- 
ing since closing with "The Conspir- 
acy." 



Major and May, formerly Major and 
i<oy, sail tor Europe Sept. 0, to tul- 
nll bouth Alrica bookings. 

Meyer W. Livingston, the financial 
man of the K. & E. oilices, is back 
from his vacation trip south. 

"Our Village Postmaster" is sched- 
uled to retake to the "sticks" again 
April 11. it closed Feb. 14 last. 

Hazel May, a sister of Izetta Jewel, 
and Ensign Donald A. Godwin were 
recently married in Washington. 

"The Marriage of Molly" goes out 
l'ext season under the management of 
Richard liroughton. 

"Along the Kennebec" starts again 
Monday under C. R. Reno's manage- 
ment. 

W. £. Neednam is engaging people 
for the Mississippi boat show he will 
have this summer. 

"The Malefactors," E. Philip Oppen- 
heim's novel, has been dramatized by 
Neil Tomey. It's slated for an out oi 
town premiere some time after Easter. 

The third annual ball of the I. A. of 
T. S. E., Local 35, will be held on 
Easter Sunday evening in the Am- 
sterdam opera house. 

Archie Colby has written a new act, 
"The Chambermaid," which has been 
put into rehearsal by Bert Wilcox and 
Mary Balsar. 

Nana is now dancing "The Whirl of 
the World" at the Winter Garden. 
Bankoff and Girlie are engaged for the 
new "Passing Show of 1914." 

Owen McGiveney, the English pro- 
tean actor, sailed Tuesday on the 
Mauretania for a summer visit to his 
home. 

H. Welsh, comedian, with the 
"Monte Carlo Girls," obtained a di- 
vorce from Anna Welsh, March 25 in 
Marion, Ind. 

Hotel Bush, New Orleans, far-famed 
as a theatrical hotel, will be sold under 
the hammer this week. An unsavory 
reputation worked its downfall. 

The Orpheum, Mobile, Ala., closed 
last Saturday, leaving the Lyric there 
playing vaudeville, booked by the 
United, without competition. 

C. W. Bradford, who held a sublease 
on the Chestnut Street Theatre, Lan- 
caster, O., has given up the house and 
returned to manage the Bradford the- 
atre, Bradford, Pa. 

Nick Norton left this week for a 
vacation at Mt. Clemens, Mich. Wil- 
liam Dclaney, of the U. B. O. Family 
Department, will handle his bookings 
v-hile away. 



Jock McKay, the Scotch comedian, 
is engaged to be married to May 
Soulsby, now with the Tourbillon 
Troupe. The event is scheduled for 
October. 



"The Price She Paid," which first 
played as "The Call of the Heart," is 
going on a six weeks' spring tour, 
opening April 13 in Baltimore under 
the direction of John Nicholson. 



Hi 



'Change" is going to stay at the Park 
three weeks instead of two as originally 
booked. April 20 the show is sched- 
uled to open an anticipated run in Chi- 
cago at the Fine Arts theatre. 

Godfrey Matthews, formerly leading 
man of Poli's stock company, Water- 
bury, Conn., and Edgar Dean have 
joined and are playing vaudeville with 
a new sketch. 

Gus McCune, who retired as man- 
ager of the Fifth Avenue, is to send 
out, in association with Harry Leon- 
hardt, the feature film "Judith of 
Bethulia" for a tour of the country. 

Clem Bevins, with a S-C road show, 
was forced to quit the company April 
last week in Minneapolis, his voice 
giving out on him at a matinee per- 
formance. A sketch from Chicago has 
been substituted. 

Through the efforts of theatrical in- 
terests the Missouri Public Utilities 
Commission has ruled that the mid- 
night trains between Kansas City and 
St. Louis must be resumed May 1. The 
trains were taken off about two months 
ago. 

Frederick Andrews, of the "Wonder 
Kettle," broke his left arm and sus- 
tained other injuries in a fall down a 
dark, unrailed orchestra pit at the Jef- 
ferson, Charlottesville, Va., April 1. 
Andrews has instituted suit against the 
theatre management for 12,500. 



May Robson and "The Clever Wo- 
man" cancelled the Saturday (April 4) 
performance at the Jacques O. H., 
Watcrbury, Conn., owing to the lack 
< f stage hands. 



Bill Hardy, of the "Boys and Girls 
of Avenue B" act, was granted a di- 
vorce from Anna Rose, of the "Nine 
Krazy Kids" January 6 last. Miss 
Rose since the issuance of the decree 
has married a Detroit non-profes- 
sional. 

Frank Wakefield, under a three 
years' contract to Sim Williams, has 
been assigned to "The Girls from Joy- 
land" for next season. Little Joe 
Phillips, formerly with "The Beauty 
Parade," and Dolly Sweet will be with 
the same show next fall. 

Ethel Lorraine, who has had her 
picture and name in the New York 
c'ailies quite prominently since her 
marriage and subsequent separation 
from Raymond Belmont, the million- 
aire's son, is understood to be near a 
dancing booking at Hammerstein's. 

lone Love, of the chorus with "The 
Three Twins," was married last week 
to Ben Start, a salesman, with head- 
quarters in Minneapolis. Start had fol- 
lowed the company for a week after meet- 
ing Miss Love and the marriage followed 
an elopement from Waterloo, la. Miss 
Love is a resident of Lawrence, Kansas. 



Harry Gibbs (Gibbs and Caldwell) 
while taking part in a burlesque follow- 
ing the regular vaudeville show at the 
Opera House, York, Pa., the night of 
April 2, was hit in the left eye by a 
loaf of bread thrown by another mem- 
ber. It may result in the sight of the 
optic being lost. 

Ed Margolies took a chance on look- 
ing like an actor this week, when shav- 
ing off his mustache. He did it owing 
to objections made by his two and one- 
half year old daughter. The objections 
took the form of the child refusing to 
kiss her father and Mr. Margolies de- 
duced therefrom. 

Eugenie De Lafayette, known as 
"The Musical Maid," was robbed of 
her hand-bag in the depot at Prescott, 
Ariz., while en route to Phoenix. Over 
$200, including money and jewels, was 
taken. 

When Charles Cromwell, the Pro- 
gressive burlesque manager, died this 
season his show, "Dandy Girls," was 
kept going under the management of 
Max Armstrong. The show will con- 
tinue the season out but next year 
some new provisions for its mainten- 
ance will be made by the owners of 
the franchise, Block & Davy, who con- 
trol the Trocadero, Philadelphia. 

Alpheus C. Golden, formerly an acro- 
bat with the Barnum & Bailey show, 
and now one of the best known traffic 
officers in New England, celebrated his 
28th wedding anniversary Saturday by 
renewing friendships in the arena at 
Madison Square Garden where the 
marriage ceremony was performed 
after the performance more than a 
quarter of a century ago. 

Of the three male principals with the 
former Ziegfeld Follies, Leon Erroll 
took up the stage direction of the new 
Follies, Nat Wills began a ten weeks' 
vaudeville engagement in Pittsburgh 
while Frank Tinney came on to New 
York and arranged to sail April 15 for 
London where he has eight consecu- 
tive weeks booked at the Hippodrome 
there. 

The decision of Johnny Burke, for- 
merly manager of the Shea Worcester 
theatre in that city, to embark in the 
dance-cabaret venture involving the 
old Palace rink has necessitated a gen- 
eral transfer of treasurers about the 
Shea Circuit. Frank Shea will take 
charge of the finances at Worcester, 
being replaced at Woonsocket by Miss 
Lina Boudreau, of Bridgeport. The 
vacancy here has not yet been filled. 

A coincident connected with the 
death of B. F. Keith that escaped the 
obituary notices of the famous vaude- 
ville manager was the time of his 
death. When the magnificent Keith 
theatres in Boston and Philadelphia 
were erected, Mr. Keith issued a strin- 
gent order that the final curtain for the 
day must be rung down at 10:30 p. m. 
to the second. He said in his instruc- 
tions that he did not mean 10:29 or 
10:31, but 10:30. For years in these 
bouses that was the instant when the 
last curtain descended. Mr. Keith 
dropped dead at Palm Beach March 26 
at 10:30 p. m. 



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VARIETY 



ROAD AGENTS AND]|MANAGERS 
ORGANIZI NG NEW SOCIAL CLUB 

Fifty Men Who Have Piloted Shows or Managed Attrac- 
tions, Sign List For Charter Which Will Band Them 
Together Fraternally. After Permanent Quarters 
Near Broadway. Member Must Have Five 
Years' Theatrical Connections. 



With over, 50 signatures on the char- 
ter list right now it looks as though the 
new organization of the road managers 
and advance agents is going to become 
a reality by June 1, it not earlier. 

The formation of the new body does 
not mean any tight is on with the pro- 
ducers or owners of shows, but on the 
contrary, the agents and managers are 
going to have a club of their own 
where they may foregather and discuss 
conditions pro and con (accent on the 
con) and have reunions without having 
to throng some hotel lobby or block 
traffic on Broadway. 

New York's colony of men back and 
ahead of shows is unusually large and 
there's hardly a time during the entire 
year a few cannot be found in New 
York. 

To become a member of the club an 
agent or manager must have at least 
hve years association with the busi- 
ness. Every Tom and Dick agent is 
not eligible. As soon as the charter is 
secured the club will get together and 
secure permanent headquarters. 

It was understood that a committee 
on building quarters would be named 
this week and report before the last 
of May. As the Vaudeville Comedy 
Club is deserting its present quarters 
to take more commodious quarters in 
the former Metropole Hotel building, 
an effort will be made to acquire the 
rooms it will vacate on 44th street. 

George Costain is the prime mover in 
the membership list. He is signing up 
the managers and agents as fast as 
they reach New York. Not a single 
man approached has refused to sign 
the list. 

The road men realize that New York 
is the main center for them and when 
they are off the field they desire that 
they have a permanent club at which 
they can meet any time they are at 
liberty. As soon as the plans are more 
complete the club will meet and elect 
officers and do forty odd things neces- 
sary to give the organization the proper 
scndoff. 



CHANGES IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, April 8. 

Impending joys in some of the more 
important Chicago theatres are as fol- 
lows: Jefferson De Angelis at the 
Garrick in "Madame Moselle," open- 
ing Easter week; John Drew at the 
Illinois, same time; "The Bird of Para- 
disc" at the Olympic, April 26; Elsie 
Ferguson in "The Strange Woman," 
Illinois, April 27, and "The Midnight 
Girl," Garrick, and "Auction Pinochle," 
the latter probably to go to the Cort 
after "Help Wanted" lias worn out its 
welcome. 

The Blackstone, the Illinois, the Fine 
Arts and the Comedy are all dark this 
week (Holy week). The Comedy has 



been dark some time, but will open 
Saturday night with "The Under Dog." 

The Irish Players are scheduled for 
the Fine Arts. "Daddy Long-Legs" 
has been such a success at Powers' 
the time has been extended. 

Richard Bennett will come to the 
Olympic April 12, at popular prices, to 
play "Damaged Goods," with the same 
company he had at the Blackstone 
some time ago. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, April 8. 

Evelyn Thaw opened to capacity 
Sunday night at the Cort, but subse- 
quent indications gave no promise of 
business holding up. 

Business has picked up at the Colum- 
bia, where the Stratford-Avon Players 
are in their second and last week. 

The attendance at the Alcazar is 
light, the public seemingly having tired 
of the dramatic stock pieces. The Her- 
bert Kelcey-Effie Shannon organization 
terminates its engagement at this house 
this week. 

Pictures are being shown at the Gai- 
ety and Tivoli, with the Savoy dark. 



SHOWS IN BOSTON. 

Boston, April 8. 

Easter Monday will bring some live 
openings after the apathy of Holy 
Week which brought only one change. 
This was a picture, which the Shuberts 
placed for a single week. 

"The Little Cafe" at the Colonial will 
be succeeded by "The Queen of the 
Movies," which has not been given 
much advance advertising. Blanche 
Ring will open at the Shubert in 
"When Claudia Smiles" for an indefin- 
ite engagement. "The Dummy," which 
came in at the Tremont this week as 
a filler, will be succeeded by David 
Warfield in "The Auctioneer." At the 
Hollis "The Poor Little Rich Girl," 
after making a lot of money, will be 
succeeded by Mrs. Fiske in "Mrs. 
Bumpstead-Leigh," never seen here. 

John Craig joined in to make it a 
week of big openings, deciding to use 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" on a 
big scale, staged by Livingston Piatt. 

The Wilbur was to have opened 
Easter Monday with Doris Keane in 
"Romance," but the Shuberts, who will 
control the house and book it, found 
that some of the interior decorations 
would not be in readiness on time and 
postponed the opening until the follow- 
ing week. 



Trying Out "Ambition." 

Ed F. Rush is trying out under the 
rame of "Ambition," Ashley Miller's 
"The Seventh Chord," produced earlier 
in the year by George W. Lederer in 
Chicago. 



"SIXES" TAKE OFF LIMIT. 

The Longacre theatre has declared 
no limit for "A Pair of Sixes," the 
show pushing the stakes at the box 
effice beyond the capacity of the 
theatre. Last week the piece did nine 
dollars short of $12,000, the most money 
the Longacre has ever held in a single 
week. Up to last Saturday night, the 
advance sale for this week was over 
$6,000. 

H. H. Frazee expects the piece will 
run through the summer without a 
break, but has not reconsidered his de- 
termination not to send out a "No. 2" 
company before the fall. 

In addition to Frank Mclntyre, al- 
ready announced for the Chicago com- 
-pany to appear in "A Pair of Sixes," 
H. H. Frazee has engaged Sam Hardy 
for the Fritz Williams part, and ne- 
gotiations are now on for Henry 
Kolker to play the George Parsons' 
role in the western troupe. 



REVIVING LOEWS SHOWS. 

Ed L. Bloom is quoted as the au- 
thority for the statement Marcus 
Loew's two musical comedy produc- 
tions, "Hanky Panky" and "The Pleas- 
ure Seekers" will both be sent out 
again on the road next season, open- 
ing around Labor Day. 

"The Pleasure Seekers" lately closed 
in Philadelphia. It followed the 
"Hanky Panky" shows, with about the 
same cast of principals. The "Seek- 
ers" was closed upon the orders of Joe 
Schenck while Loew was west. Upon 
his return to New York, Mr. Loew 
mentioned he did not regret the ac- 
tion, although saying that had the 
production continued going until he 
arrived here, he would have been in- 
clined to let it play out the bookings 
arranged for it. 



"DADDY LONG LEGS" A HIT. 

Chicago, April 8. 
Henry Miller did $14,000 last week 
with "Daddy Long Legs" at Power's. 
The show seems to have pulled Pow- 
er's back to life. Ruth Chatterton is 
the individual hit. The piece opened 
its first week to $160, and closed to 
$11,000 gross. It is now in its third 
week and looks good for a long run. 



SANTLEY AT LYRIC FOR RUN. 
Philadelphia, April 8. 

Commencing April 13 Joseph Sant- 
ley, in "When Dreams Come True," 
will start an indefinite engagement at 
the Lyric. It is anticipated locally 
Mr. Santley and the piece will dupli- 
cate their long runs in Chicago and 
Boston. 

Much good work here has already 
been accomplished by Robert Edgar 
Long, who is in advance. 



Buys Out Opposition. 

Lexington, Ky., April 8. 

James B. Haggin, millionaire turf- 
man, and owner of the Ben Ali theatre, 
purchased Monday the Lexington opera 
house for, it is reported, $250,000. 

This means that there will be no 
competition in first class attractions. 
The opera house, which played Klaw 
& Erlanger shows, goes out of exist- 
ence. Its manager, Charles Scott, will 
manage the Ben Ali. 

If yon don't advertise In VARIETY, don't 
advertlne at all. 



SHOWS CLOSING. 

"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" 
closed its season on the Stair & Hav- 
!in Circuit April 4. 

"The Wizard of Wiseland" closed in 
Illinois the latter part of March. "The 
Flaming Arrow" is scheduled to wind 
up April 12 in Pennsylvania. 

William A. Brady's "Baby Mine- 
Co. closes next week at the conclusion 
of its engagement in Jersey City. 
Frank J. Lee, agent, wound up his 
duties last week. 

"The Little Lost Sister," backed by 
Frank Gazzolo, George H. Nicolai and 
a few others, closed its season Satur- 
day night in Lewiston, Pa. 

Pittsburgh, April 8. 
"The House of Bondage," scheduled 
to run at the Lyceum here, got the 
mayor's "Nothing Doing" sign and as 
the theatre stood a chance of having 
its license revoked the show called off 
the date. After looking the conditions 
over elsewhere the management of the 
show disbanded the company. 

Kansas City, April 8. 
The Jones & Crane "Virginian" 
closed at Coolidge, Tex., Saturday. 



THE WAY WOODS WORKS. 

Emmett Corrigan has been receiving 
$400 a week for appearing in "The Yel- 
low Ticket." Last week he visited A. 
H. Woods' office and asked for his re- 
lease saying it was like stealing money 
for the small part he was assigned. 
Woods appeased him by raising him to 
$450, but even this has acted as but a 
temporary respite. 

Woods has undergone a similar ex- 
perience with Louise Dresser in "Pot- 
ash & Perlmutter's" New York com- 
pany. At Chrismas time her salary was 
voluntarily raised from $350 to $400 a 
week and she was given a contract for 
all next season at that figure. Since 
then Miss Dresser has waived the con- 
tract and elected to retire shortly from 
the organization. 



MARRIED IN SYRACUSE. 

Syracuse, April 8. 

Three years ago William O. Miller 
of St. Louis, a comedian, played "Bob 
Blake" in the "Traveling Salesman," 
and Margaret I. Johnson of Syracuse, 
played "Beth." Dan Cupid got busy 
and they were married by the Rev. 
W. R. Ferris of the Park Presbyterian 
Church. Mr. Miller is to appear with 
William J. Carrier in stock at the Em- 
pire this season. Miss Johnson for- 
merly was with the Majestic Players 
in Utica. They will make their home 
here after a honeymoon in New York. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. Caputi were mar- 
ried here by the Rev. F. W. Betts 
after an acquaintance of a year. The 
bride was Winifred Tidd of this city. 
She is a sister of Josephine Dunfee 
and met Mr. Caputi while accompany- 
ing her sister on the vaudeville cir- 
cuits. 

BERLIN'S SPECIAL SONG. 

Monday night at the Gaiety Billy 
Schaefer sang for the first time, 
"Along Came Ruth," especially writ- 
ten by Irving Berlin. The number 
was sung between the first and second 
acts, with the singer accompanied on 
the piano by Cliff Hess. 



VARIETY 



11 



NEW SHOWS IN HOLY WEEK 

BREAK FAIRLY WELL IN ALL 

"Auction Pinochle" at Los Angeles, Grace George in 

"Truth," "The Red Canary" and "The Punch" 

Reported. Three of the Pieces Aimed for 

New York Showing. 



Bridgeport, April 8. 

Grace George, in the revival of 
"Truth," a four-act play by Clyde Fitch, 
which opened last week in Waterbury, 
met with general favor by a most criti- 
cal audience at $2.50 top. 

This, the last performance before 
opening in the Little theatre, New 
York, was reviewed by Winthrop Ames, 
William A. Brady, A. L. Wiswell and 
others prominent in New York show- 
dom. 

The setting is most unique and has 
been arranged with close study to de- 
tail. 

Providence April 8. 

"The Red Canary" got away to its 
fourth start of the season at the Opera 
House Monday night, and in its pres- 
ent form looks good to come through 
as a winner. Lina Abarbanell, with the 
piece since last October, withdrew at 
the last minute for some unexplained 
reason, and Leila Hughes has taken 
her role with credit. 

First-night honors went to T. Roy 
Barnes, the comedian. Mr. Barnes' al- 
round work did a great deal more than 
the authors, Alexander Johnstone and 
William Le Baron, also the composer 
of the music, Will B. Johnstone, to 
make the musical comedy enjoyable. 

Lynn, Mass., April 8. 

"The Punch," a four-act newspaper 
drama, by Walter LeRoy Fogg and 
Harold F. Moulton, was given its 
premiere production Monday by the 
Auditorium stock company. The piece 
has genuine merit, but considerable re- 
writing and speeding up will be re- 
quired to put the real "punch" to it. 

There is serious lack of humor in 
the lines and many good opportunities 
lost to inject it into situations where 
it would tend to bolster up and 
brighten the present talkcy and stilted 
dialog. 

Los Angeles, April 8. 

"Auction Pinochle," by Paul Hevre, 
with music by Jean Briquet and Adolph 
Fhilipp, first given in New York in 
German, received its first English pre- 
sentation at the Burbank Sunday after- 
noon under the management of Oliver 
Morosco and stage direction of Adolph 
Fhilipp. 

It scored a fair success but fell below 
expectations and looks good for about 
four weeks' run. 

Featured in the cast are Jess Dandy, 
Frances Cameron, Walter Lawrence, 
Walter Catlctt, and the regular Bur- 
bank Stock Company. 

The translation by Mr. Philipp fol- 
lows the original text closely. The 
nmsic proves far more entertaining 
than the farce, the latter losing many 
of its fun possibilities through being 
rlayed straight instead of in dialect. 

It is divided into three acts, the first 



of which is the best. The second al- 
most falls down and the third is above 
the ordinary. 

In the presentation Miss Cameron is 
the only one to achieve notable suc- 
cess, though the others give good 
performance. 

This "Auction Pinochle" is due at 
the Booth, New York, August 17, next, 
it is said. 



KOLB ft DILL'S $1 N. Y. STOCK. 

Chicago, April 8. 

The Kolb & Dill company at the 

American Music Hall in "A Peck O' 

Pickles has been dated for next season. 

The show will open August 17, either at 

the Casino or 44th Street theatre, New 
York, playing at a 25-$l scale only. 

Reports here say there is a difference 
between George Mooser and the Shu- 
berts over the New York house the 
piece is to locate in, the Shuberts pre- 
ferring the 44th Street and Mooser the 
Casino. These same people own the 
show. 

It will remain at the American for 
some weeks longer. The house has 
been doing $6,000 to $7,000 weekly 
there at one dollar, top, with it. 



JOHN E. KELLERD ENGAGED. 

John E. Kellerd has been engaged 
to play one of the principal roles in? 
the forthcoming production of a new 
play, "The Governor's Boss," booked 
for a New York premiere at the Gar- 
rick, April 13. 

It is a modern New York story with 
a cast of 14 players. 



"RABBI AND PRIEST" PLAY. 

"The Rabbi and the Priest" is the 
title of a new play by Bertha Cassell, 
the movie writer, which will be pro- 
duced next season by Walter Hast. 

Harry First has been engaged to 
create the role of the Rabbi, while 
Julian Le Estrange will enact .the 
Priest. 



Madison, Oneida, Now "Fair." 

Oneida, April 8. 

The Madison theatre will not close 
as the trouble with the International 
Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em- 
ployees has been settled. The theatre 
is leased by William Rubin of Syra- 
cuse. 

Trouble developed with the union 
when the theatre was sublet, owing to 
financial difficulties. At a special 
meeting of the Oneida Trades and 
Labor Assembly all difficulties were 
settled after an appeal to State Com- 
missioner of Labor Lynch. The 
iheatre will open next week. 



PRINCESS LICENSE THREATENED. 

Chicago, April 8. 

The Censor squad from the police 
department descended upon the Prin- 
cess Players at the Princess last 
week and consternation resulted. 
The cold, bald statement of one 
of the censors so aroused Mayor 
Harrison he summoned the manage- 
ment to answer why the license of the 
house should not be revoked. 

John J. Gerrity, manager of the 
Garrick, Sam J. Gerson, manager of 
the American, and William Antisdell, 
business manager of the company, 
were present to expostulate, but it did 
iiO good. 

Mayor Harrison finally allowed the 
five thrillers to go on for two more 
f erformances, but warned the manage- 
ment it must not put any more such 
piays on. The bill was changed Mon- 
day. 

This is the first time in the theatri- 
cal history of Chicago when the city 
has threatened to take away the li- 
cense of a playhouse. Some seasons 
ago the police compelled the manage- 
ment of the Cort to take "Get Busy 
With Emily" from the boards, but the 
action was not so drastic as in this 
instance. The management of the 
Princess Players were much incensed 
and made some very pertinent remarks 
concerning the alleged intelligence of 
the men sent to criticize the per- 
formances. 

Chicago, April 8. 
There is a probability "The Third 
Party," scheduled for the Princess, may 
go to the Blackstone April 20, owing 
to the success achieved by the Princess 
Players at the former house. 



HOLIDAY STOPS "PEG." 

Decoration Day will bring the long 
run of "Peg O' My Heart" at the Cort, 
New York, to a close. This has been 
decided upon. June 17 Laurette Tay- 
lor and her husband, J. Hartley Man- 
ners (who wrote the piece) will sail 
for the other side. 

Next season the five "Peg" com- 
panies will go forth early in September. 

The special Friday matinees at the 
Cort, when Miss Taylor plays a sketch 
repertoire, will be continued through 
this month. They were only an- 
nounced for March. 



W. & F. IN "HOKEY POKEY." 

The Weber and Fields Jubilee show, 
opening in Wilmington, Del., next 
Monday, will play "Hokey Pokey" 
during this trip. It has been routed 
up over one night stands ' in the cast 
and middle west until May 23. After 
that date negotiations are on for the 
company to go in the Boston theatre, 
for a run at $1 top. It is possible, 
however, a summer engagement in New 
York will be played instead, and there 
arc plans afoot to perhaps carry the 
organization intact through the hot 
weather to the Pacific Coast in the 
fall. 

Fifty-eight people will be carried on 
the Jubilee tour. Amoag these will 
re a few vaudeville acts, Victoria Four, 
Dancing Kennedys, Elk's Trio, Green 
and Parker, and Ceballos and Des- 
mond. Armanda Gray will take the 
prima donna role held in the original 
production by Lillian Russell. Besides 
Joe Weber and Lew Fields, other 
principals are Ernest Storm (as the 
Frenchman), J. H. Billsbury, Jess 
Travers, Fred R. Waters, Billy Green, 
Harrison Greene, Catherine Parker, 
Larry Ceballos and Mona Desmond, 
with many chorus girls. 

Four men go in advance, Hugh 
McCune, William Flack, George 
Henschel and John Tuohey. The com- 
pany manager will be F. C. Langley. 

Tuesday (April 14) the show plays 
Trenton; Wednesday, Newark; Thurs- 
day, Elizabeth; Friday, Reading, and 
Saturday, Easton, Pa. 

At Trenton, "The Doll Girl," with 
Richard Carle and Hattie Williams, 
canceled the April 13 date in the same 
house the Jubilee will appear, for no 
apparent reason unless in the belief 
the Weber & Fields company follow- 
ing in the day after would "clean up" 
rn the town. 



Ann Swinburne 111 and Out of Cast. 

Pittsburgh, April 8 
To the long list of the season's ac- 
cidents and sickness is added the name 
of Ann Swinburne who could not sing 
the leading role in "The Madcap 
Duchess" because of a severe attack 
of laryngitis. Peggy Wood sang the 
part splendidly. 

It was announced that Miss Swin- 
burne would return to the cast by the 
end of the week. When here in "The 
Count of Luxembourg" she was also 
ill and out of the cast all week. 



If you don't adverting In VAKIKTY, don't 
advtrtlne at all. 



Bartholomae's "Model Maid." 

The new piece by Philip Bartholo- 
mae, 1o be produced next season, is 
entitled "A Model Maid." 

It is a musical romedy without a 
chorus, with a-stron<; love* interest and 
but one male character appears in tin- 
first act. The score is by Silvio Hcin. 



CATHOLIC MOVEMENT ON. 

Philadelphia, April 8. 

The Catholic theatre movement in 
this city was given fresh impetus at a 
meeting Sunday night at which the 
sex plays came in for a good deal of 
rapping. It was agreed that the stage 
was not the proper place for the teach- 
ing of sex problems and steps were 
taken to withhold Catholic patronage 
from such performances. A play now 
in this city was referred to indirectly, 
but not mentioned by name. 

Those in attendance were also urged 
to create sentiment against attending 
the theatre on Good Friday so that it 
will be no longer profitable for the thea- 
tres to be kept open that day. 

Samuel F. Wheeler, president of the 
Motion Picture Exhibitors' League, 
condemned the censorship law and de- 
clared the League will gladly co-op- 
erate with the movement in keeping 
picture plays clean. 



Alvin Cancela "The Lure." 

Pittsburgh, April 8. 
"The Lure" has been banned in 
Pittsburgh. This was done not by the 
police, but by Hirry Davis and Man- 
ager J. P. Re> nobis of the Alvin the- 
atre. The play was booked for this 
week, and would have been a success 
in a financial way. The management, 
however, decided to do without it. No 
attraction could lie found, so pictures 
are being run. 



VARIETY 



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BILLS NEXT WEEK (April 13) 

In Vaudeville Theatree, Playing Three or Lees Shows Dally 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 
Theatree listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "8-C" following name (usually "Empress") are on the 
Bulllvan-Consldlne Circuit. Proctor's Circuit houses, where not listed as "Proctor's," are Indi- 
cated by (pr) following the name. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph," "Orpheum 
Circuit — "U. B. O.," United Booking Offices— "W. V. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago) — "S. C." 8ulllvan-Consldlne Circuit — "P," Pantages Circuit — "Loew," Marcus 
Loew Circuit— "Inter." Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A.)— "M," James C. Mat- 
thews (Chicago) — "Pr," Proctor's Circuit (New Tork) — "J-l-s," Jones, Llnlck * Schaeffer 
(Chicago)— "bl." Bert Levey (San Francisco) — "Sva," Western States Vaudeville Association 
(San Francisco) — "web." Webster Vaudeville Circuit (Chicago) — "cox," B. J. Cos (Chicago) — 
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"Sun." (Jus Sun Circuit (Springfield, O.). 



Hew Y*vk 

HAMMERSTEIN'S 
(ubo) 
Fox A Dolly 
Roberta Hlll-Tearle 
Sloane A Baldwin 
Q race Van Studdlford 
Lambert A Ball 
Rathskeller 4 
Ed Hayes Co 
Kathleen Clifford 
Fisher A Green 
Jones A Sylvester 
Milt Collins 
Bert Melrose 
Berger A Howard 
Root A White 
Rita Lloyd 

PALACE (ubo) 
Llna Abarbanel 
Mrs A Mrs C De Haven 
Nat Wills 
Rooney A Bent 
Little Billy 
Oallager A Carlln 
Corradlnl's Animals 
Huber Dyer 
(Others to fill) 

ALHAMBRA (ubo) 
Gertrude Hoffmann 
Darrell A Conway 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Cbrla Richards 
Bankoff A Girlie 
(Others to fill) 

BRONX (ubo) 
Ellnore A Williams 
Joe Welch 
McWatters A Tyson 
Brown Harris A Br 
Marcena A Delton Bro 
(Othcrn to fill) 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
"The Bride's Shop" 
Bell Family 
Sawyer A Jarrott 
Nellie Nichols 
Van A Schenck 
Fred Duprez 
(Others to fill) 

OR AND (loew) 
Lew Fltzglbbon 
Gallagher * Hill 
"Stage Struck Kids" 
Genlson A Nelson 
Ward Bell A Ward 
(Two to fill) 

I'd half 
DeAlma Perry, Ray 
Owen Wright 
Ijoulse Mayo 
Bartell & Ro°e 
Wood Bros 
(Two to All) 

GREELEY (loew) 
Frevoll 

McDermott A NVnllace 
Do Alma Perry. Rny 
"Mel How Could You" 
Bessie LeCount 
Jungman Family 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Gallagher & Hill 
Wanda 

"Side Lights" 
Oscar Loral no 
Nichols Sisters 
Cvcllng McNutts 
(Two to fill) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Charlotte St Elmo 
Bogart A Nelson 
Mrs Jane Co 
Nell McKlnley 
r» Bennett Sis 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Lew Wells 
Olga Cook 
Ross Fenton Co 
Onsen Sisters 
(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Zelaya 

Kelso & Ijelghton 
Senator Murphy 
Manettl A Sldello 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
A1 K Hall 
"Winning Widows" 
Wm Lampe Co 
Bogart A Nelaon 
Frevoll 
(One to fill) 



7TH AVE (loew) 
Yates 

"Son of Solomon" 
Haydn Ber A Haydn 
Oeneral Plsano 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Kelso A Leigh ton 
Olive Briscoe 
Lottie Williams Co 
Medlln CI A Townes 
Carletta 
(One to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Amoros A Mulvey 
Oscar Loralne 
Wm Lampe Co 
Olive Briscoe 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Violinist A Singer 
"Mel How Could You" 
Bessie LeCount 
"Stage Struck Kids" 
Cliff Bailey 
(Two to fill) 
DELANCEY (loew) 

3 Martins 

Jim A Bet Morgan 
little Williams Co 
Brady A Mahoney 
(Four to fill) 

2d half 
McDermott A Wallace 
Ward Bel A Ward 
Yates 

Herman Lleb Co 
Polly Prim 
Dlai Monkeys 
(Two to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
"Winning Widows" 
Al K Hall 
Ross Fenton Co 
Hurst Wat A Hunt 

4 Readings 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Zelaya 

Mlddleton, Spellmeyer 
Nell McKlnley 
3 Donalds 
(Three to fill) 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Cycling McNutta 
Olga Cook 
"Side Lights" 
"Love in Holland" 
Nichols 81s 
Diaz Monkeys 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 

3 Martins 
Senator Murphy 
Mrs Jane Co 
Fennell A Tyson 
Dclmore A Light 
(Four to fill) 

Brooklyn 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Should a Woman Tell 
Mrs Oene Hughes Co 
Sam A Kitty Morton 
Morton A Glass 
Big City 4 
Clara Morton 
Klutlng's Animals 
Inhakawa Japs 
(Others to fill) 

RUSHWICK (ubo) 
Bertha Knllch Co 
Orford's Elephants 
Adele Ritchie 
Morris A Allen 
Pedersen Bros 
De Witt Burns A Co 
Cadets DeOascogne 
(Others to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Fennell A Tyson 
Billys Tombstones 
Delmore A Light 
Wanda 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
rharlotte St Elmo 
Fngon A Byron 
John B Hymer Co 
Haydn Ber A Haydn 

4 Readings 
(Tw., to fill) 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Gasch Sisters 
Herman Lleb Co 
Louise Mayo 
(Four to fill) 



24 half 
McMahon A Mayne 
"Between Trains" 
Brady A Mahoney 
Nip A Tuck 
(Three to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Lambert A Perrln 
Purcella Bros 
Morris A Beasley 
Ralph Edwards 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Amoros A Mulvey 
Leonard A Dempsey 
"Line No Resistance" 
Herbert A Dennis 
Genlson A Nelson 

FULTON (loew) 
Lew Wells 

Medlln Cla A Townes 
Mlddleton, Spellmeyer 
Polly Prim 
Nip A Tuck 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Chas Fletcher 
Hoyt A Wardell 
"Billy's Tombstones" 
Jim A Bet Moran 
Jungman Family 
(One to fill) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
Ell Dawson 
Mayme Remington 

Picks 
Bartell A Rose 
Wood Bros 
(Two to fill) 

2d hair 
Morris A Beasley 
Lew Fltzglbbon 
J C Lewis Co 
The Torleys 
(Two to fill) 



LYRIC (ubo) 
Ray Cox 

"Fixing Furnace" 
Arthur Deagon 
Stan Stanley 8 
(Others to fill) 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Mile Dazle 
Frank Fogarty 
Werner Amoros Tr 
Henry A Francis 
Benn Linn 
O'Brien Havel Co 
Alexander Bros 
Bells A Chldlow 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Jim Reynolds 
O'Brien Den A OBrten 
Billy Hall Co 
Wills A Hassan 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
The Stantons 
Friend A Lesser 
Musical Nosses 
Wood's Animals 
(Two to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
The Maynards 
Wm Flemen Co 
The Stantons 
Musical Nosses 
Friend A Lesser 
Wood's Animals 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Jim Reynolds 
O'Brien Den A O'Brien 
Billy 8 Hall Co 
Wills A Hassan 
(Four to fill) 



AuiAtr, 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Southwlck A Darr 
Calloway A Roberts 
Whipple Houston Co 
Helm Children 
Alice Teddy 

2d half 
"Going Up" 

AMaata, Oau 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Louis Simon Co 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
Stuart Barnes 
Harry De Coe 
Prelle's Dogs 
(Others to fill) 

Baltlsaore 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
Anna Held 
Louise Oallowav Co 
Kirksmlth Sisters 
Lane A O'Donnell 
Ward A Curren 
Ryan A Lee 
Flanagan A Edwards 
(Others to fill) 

Battle Creek. Mleh. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Rosa Romllll 
Relff Bro A Murray 
"Bachelors Dream" 
Norwood A Hall 
Dalto Frees Co 
2d half 
Crelghton A Belmont 
Cooper A Rlcardo 
Standard Bros 
(Two to fill) 

Bay City. Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Ramsev Sisters 
Billy Sheer 
"Fair Coeds" 
Clark A McCullough 
"Visions La Flame" 

2d half 
Tllllc Abbott Co 
Tack Russell 
Laura Doone Co 
Sllber A North 
"Bower of Melody" 

Bllllaaa, Moat. 

BAPCOCK (sc.) 
Ormt Johnstone 
BIJou Russell 
Demarest A Doll 
"Circus Days" 
Porter J White Co 



SHEA'S (ubo) 
"Kid Kabaret" 
Melville A Hlgglns 
Chas Ahearn Troupe 
Albert Perry Co 
Watson A Santos 
Lyons A Yosco 
(Others to fill) 

LYRIC (loew) 
Carrie Lille 
Grundy A Lasso 
Nan Hewlns Co 
Al A Fan Steadman 
Mysterlo 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Ruth Curtis 
Willie Hale 
Billy Barlow 
LaBelle Clark 
Golden A West 
Gertie Van Dyck 
Blllle Seaton 
Frederick A Bonlta 



EMPRESS (sc) 
Skatelles 

Green McHenry A D 
"Four of a Kind" 
Julian Rose 
Paul Azard Troupe 

Oalajarw, Oaa. 

LYRIC (m) 
Ethel Davis Co 
Martha Russell Co 
Halllgan A Sykes 
Dotflon A Gordon 
Juggling D'Armo 

Chicago 

PALACE (orph) 
Alexander A Logan 
Howard A McCane 
Sophie Tucker 
Norton A Nicholson 
Merrill A Otto 
John A Mae Burke 
Ooleman's Novelty 
Lou Anger 
Ernie A Ernie 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Grace La Rue 
Cressy a Dayne 
"Telephone Tangle" 
Van & Beaumont Sis 
Diamond A Brennan 
Wilson A Pearson 
Robt Emmet Keane 
Nelson * Nelson 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Halsted St 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Newport A Stirk 



Violin Beauties 
"Their Get Away" 
Grant Gardner 
Oxford 3 

CROWN (jls) 
Autumn Hall 
Hilton A Hughes 
"The Red Bottle" 
Iza Hampton Co 
Ruton'b Song Birds 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Dorothy Lamb Co 
Zelda A DeArmon 
Lizzie B Raymond 
Lloyd 8pencer 
Schuman Quartet 
(One to fill) 

COLONIAL (jls) 
Russell's Minstrels 
The Ozavs 
Hal Davis Co 
Lizzie B Raymond 
Flsk A Fallon 
Pbasma 

Schuman Quartet 
Raymond A Hall 

2d half 
Hal Davis Co 
Lillian Watson 
Autumn Hall 
Hilton A Hughes 
Phasma 
Elcota 

SmlletU B A Mora 
(One to fill) 

McVICKERS (jls) 
3 Blondys 
Fanchon 81s 
Wm 8 0111 Co 
Margaret Braun A Sis 
Princeton A Yale 
Poem-O-Oraph 
Clark A Hale 
Navassar Orchestra 



KEITH'S (ubo) 

Ralph Lynn Co 

Cross A Josephine 

Johnny Johnson 

Cabaret 3 

De Vole 3 

"Motoring" 

Frederlka Slemons Co 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Malvern Comlques 

Sans A Sans 

Tom Waters 

La Deodlma 

Cleveland 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Frank Keenan Co 
"Woman Proposes" 
Swor A Mack 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Bert Errol 
Clark A Verdi 
Hursley Troupe 
(Others to fill) 

MILE8 (tbc) 
The Good all s 
S legal A Mathews 
Mr A Mrs P Fisher 
Sandy Shaw 
Eckert A Berg 
Anna Eva Fay 

Oataahaa 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Porch Party" 
Daisy Leon 
Van Cleve Dent A P 
4 Kasracs 
(Others to fill) 

Dallaa 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Gordon Highlanders 
Norton A Earle 
Wilfred Clarke Co 
Mavo A Allman 
Catherine Countlss Co 
Harry Breen 
Hanlon A Clifton 

Daweaport 

COLUMBIA (wva) 
Musical Cuttys 
Ray Royce 

Copeland A Thornton 
Flying Kays 

2d half 
Reed's Dogs 
Vincent A Raymond 
Slivers 

Alexander A 8cott 
4 Valdares 



ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Gertrude Barnes 
Blnns A Blnns 
Billy Rogers 
Foster A Lovett 
El Capltalne 
(Others to fill) 

Dm flfnlne* 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Eddie Leonard 
Yvette 
Kajlyama 
Bryan A Sumner *| 



Leo Carrlllo 
(Others to AIM 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Blckel A Watson 
Fannie Brlce 
Sully Family 
Will Oakland Co 
Hoey A Lee 
Gordon A Rica 
Carl McCullough 
(Others to fill) 

MILES (tbc) 
Leslie Thurston 
Sallle Stambler A Bro 
Leonard A Louie 
Marlon Munaon 
Hogar A Ooodwln 
The Naesses 



lata 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Claude A Fan Usher 
Bert Fltsglbbons 
Sharp A Turek 
Les Montfords 
(Others to fill) 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Vice" 
fi Gargonls 
Clayton A Lennle 
Bob Flnley A Girl 
Cycling Brunnettee 



COLONIAL (ubo) 
Marie A Billy Hart 
Imhoff Conn A Cor 
3 Bohemians 
(Three to fill) 



ACADEMY (loew) 
Bill Bailey 
Hoyt A Wardell 
McMahon A Mayne 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Anderson A Burt 
Ralph Edwards 
3 Keltons 
(One to fill) 

FHat. Mleh. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Brown A Jackson 
Venlta Gould 
"When Women Rule" 
Adams A Ouhl 
The Dorians 

2d half 
"Lovers A Lunatics" 

Ft. Wsyse, laeL 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Rosalie A Prcvost 

Armstrong A Manley 

Majestic 4 

Kitty Flynn 



MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Edgar Berger 
The Shamrocks 
The Mozarts 
Sherman Van A Hy 
Una Clayton Co 
Cams A Randall 
8 Society Dancers 



lahara. Pa. 

ORPHEUM 
"Trained Nurses" 
.Tas R McCann Co 
Raymond A Bain 
Wilson Bros 
(Others to fill) 

MartrwrJ, Caam. 
POLT'S (ubo) 
Julia Curtis 
Heath A Mlllershlp 
Fd Morton 
Gilding O'Mearas 
Toleen Sisters 
(Others to fill) 

ffohAkra. fi. J. 
LYRIC (loew) 
Viola Ward 
Al Rover 
Howard Sinclair 
Leonard A Dempsey 
Cliff Bailey 

2d half 
Lambert A Perrln 
Purcella Bros 
Manson Twins 
General Plsano 
(One to fill) 

Hot flartasja. Ark. 

PRINCESS (Inter) 
Arthur Geary 
Snger Mlgeley Co 
Mack A Orth 
Mario A Duffv 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Have Vanfleld 
*da Carlton 
Henshaw, A Avery 
Force A Williams 
4 Victors 



"Lawn Party" 
Capital City 4 - 
Chalahoo Guatemalans 
Marshall Montgomery 
Wiley A Ten Eyck 

lartlaaaaalla 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Green Beetle" 
"Three Types" 
Henry Lewis 
Burkhardt A White 
Meredith A Snoozer 
3 Melvlns 
(Others to fill) 

LYRIC (sc) 
Cavana Duo 
Sam Ash 

Byron A Langdou 
Joe Cook 



Jaafceaa. Mleh. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Going Up" 

2d half 
Southwlck A Darr 
Calloway A Roberts 
Whipple Houston Co 
Helm Children 
Alice Teddy 



ivllle 

ORPHEUM (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Palace 4 
Heuman 3 
J Warren Kean Co 
2 Salvaggls 
Jimmy Lucas 



Mleh. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Crelghton A Belmont 
Copper A Rlcardo 
Standard Bros 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Rosa Romllll 
Relff Bro A Murray 
"Bachelors Dream" 
Norwood A Hall 
Dalto Frees Co 



MAJESTIC (inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
La Toy Bros 
Crolghton Sisters 



ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Dr Herman 

Wllla Holt Wakefield 

Dooley A Sayles 

Collins A Hart 

(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) ■ 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ladella Comlques 

Nestor A Delborr 

John R Gordon Co 

American Comedy 4 

Adas Family 

Laaafajg. Mlah. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Lovers A Lunatics" 

2d half 
Brown A Jackson 
Venlta Gould 
"When Women Rule" 
Adams A Guhl 
The Dorians 

T.laeoln 
ORPHEUM 
Geo Damarel Co 
Demarest A Chabot 
Kelly A Pollock 
Chick Sales 
Maxlne A Bohby 
(Others to fill) 

little Haek. Ark. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
The Travlolas 
The Dohertys 
Henshaw A Avery 
Pelsac A Baker 
Pud Snyder Co 
2d half 
Arthur Geary 
Sarer Mleeley Co 
Mack A Orth 
Mario A Duffv 
(One to fill) 

ORPHEUM 
Fritz! Scheff 
Shirley Rives Co 
Rae Samuels 
Kaufman Bros 
OHWte's Animals 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRFSS (sc) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Stalne's Clrciin 
Mnc'< A Atkinson 
^dlth Clifford 
Kara 

foe Fantnn Co 
Klernnn Walters * K 

PANTAOES (m) 
Rldtns Duttons 
Rhodn A Cramiiton 
Pat«v Dovle 
Duncan A Holt 
Clara Stevens Co 
tVaalwellle 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Tos Jefferson Co 
Leon a Stephens 
Empire Comedy 4 
Martin A Fabrlnl 
Lew Hawkins 
(Others to fill) 



Meanahla 

ORPHEUM 
Cecil Lean Co 
Brltt Wood 
Correlll A Gillette 
The Glockers 
(Others to fill) 



EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Shock D'Arvllle A D 

Marie Stoddard 

John Doyle Co 

Frank Morrell 

Torrelll's Circus 
MAJESTIC (orph) 

Elizabeth Murray 

"Wronged from Start" 

Charlotte Parry Co 

Cartmell A Harris 

Paul Conchas 

Nina Barbour 

Vandinoff A Louie 

Llbonati 

CRYSTAL (tbc) 

Piccoll Midgets 

Ruth Roden 

Monkey Cabaret 

Ed Howard Co 

Lewis Troupe 



ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Valeska Suratt Co 

Australian Choppers 

James Cullen 

Conly A Webb 

Hill A Whittaker 

(Othem to fill) 
UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

3 Falcons 

Moscrop Sisters 

Hallcn A Fuller 

Dick Lynch 

"More Sin Again ' 
MILES (tbc) 

Wilson A Lenore 

Will H Fox 

John Neff 

Daisy Harcourt 

tl Webbers 



Ci 

ORPHEUM 
Homer Miles Co 
Sutton Mclntyre A S 
McCormlck A Wallace 
Burnham A Irwin 
Bison City 4 
(Others to fill) 

FRANCA IS (loew) 
Grace Darnely 
Mark List 
Hoyt Lesslg Co 
Irwlg & Herzog 
Marr & Robinson 

■•wharsrh, N. I. 

COHEN O H (loew) 
3 Donalds 
Fagan A Byron 
"Violinist A Singer" 
J C Lewis Jr Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Al Rover 

"Love In Holland" 
5 Bennett Sis 
(Two to fill) 

New Orloaaa 

ORPHEUM 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Hale A Paterson 
Fred Lindsay 
Martin Johnson 
3 Lelghtons 
Fritz Bruch A Sis 
Montambo & Wells 

New Rachel le, N. Y. 

LOEW 

Herbert A Dennis 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
"Book Agent" 
Wanetti A Sldello 
(One to fill) 

Norfolk. v a . 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Chas Grapewln Co 
Hickman Bros Co 
Howard & Ratcliff 
Hush Lloyd 
(Others to fill) 

Oakland. Col. 

ORPHEUM 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Olga Nethcrsole 
Julia Nash Co 
Mosher Hayes A M 
Herman Timberg 
Rice A Morgan 
(Others to fill) 
PANTAGES (m> 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Gunboat Smith 
Walker's Girls 
Granville A Mack 
Clinton A Rogers 
Magnani Family 

OsTtaa. Utah 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Thurs Mat) 
Dennis Bros 
Bexke A Korae 



VARIETY 



13 



s 



|Mtow Midget* 
|fl O'Connor Co 
ftrray Bennett 



OMfcl 

JRPHBI 
(Open Sun Mat) 
dh 



ORPHEUM 



jtllu» Tannen 
tfarpby Nlcnoli Co 
flat Showalter 
■ronson A Baldwin 
Doris Wilson Co 
(Others to fill) 
Ottawa 
DOMINION (ubo) 
Bertha Crelghton Co 
gthel Oreen 
gabe Dickinson 
Wlllard 4 Bond 
Olrard a West 
The Hasamans 
(Others to fill) 
Philadelphia 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Virginia Harned Co 
florence Tempest Co 
Duffy A Lorenz 
Armstrong a Clark 
Kramer a Morton 
Da For Boys 
(Others to fill) 

Pfttsfcars 

GRAND (ubo) 
Anna Held's Daughter 
Id Wynn Co 
Nina Payne 
Joe ft Lew Cooper 
Prevoat ft Brown 
(Others to fill) 
Pert Jerrle, N Y 
NEW (shea) 
Bandy ft Fields 
IUle Co 
Plottl 

2d half 
Flying Mitchells 
F07 ft Clark 
piuly ft Young 

Pertlaad. Ore. 

ORPHEUM 
"Neptune's Garden" 
Kevins a Erwood 
Crouch A Welch 
Van Hoven 
Monlta 5 
Pope ft Uno 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Will Morris 
Thornton ft Corlew 
Dick Bernard Co 
"Quaint Q's" 
Orvllle Stamm 

PANTAGES (m) 
Harry Bulger 
Terry Troupe 
Bettlna Bru:e Co 
Vera Berliner 
Tom ft Stacla Moore 
Juggling Wagnerb 

Rleaaaaael 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Bob Dalley Co 
Ball A West 
Raymond A Caverly 
Chip A Marble 
Austin Webb Co 
Gray 3 

Buckley's Animals 
(Others to nil) 

Rackeatar f N. T. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Alice Lloyd 
Gould A Ashlyn 
Lockett A Waldron 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Chief Caupollcan 
2 Jonleys 
(Others to fill) 

FAMILY (loew) 
McXamee 
Irene Jermon 
"Ward 22" 
Three Brownies 
The Lockwoods 
Sella Bros 



Shiiner ft Richards 
Lydla McMillan Co 
Trorato 
Scott A Keane 
Conlin Steele A C 
Abdallahs 

•aa Dle«e 

SAVOY (m) 
"Priestess of Kama" 
Edwin Keotmn Co 
E J Moore Co 
Webton ft Leon 
Spanish Ooldlnos 



■aeraoaaata 

EMPRESS <sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Fred St Onge Tr 
Ed A Jack Smith 
Owyno & Goasett 
Bfs»le Browning 
I've Got It" 
Hnaiaaw, Mlek. 
JEFFERS (ubo) 
Tlllle Abbot Co 
Jack Russell 
Laura Doone Co 
Sllber A North 
"Bower of Melody" 

2d half 
Ramsey Sisters 
Billy Sheer 
"Pair Coeds" 
Hark A McCullough 
"VlBlons La Flame" 

Halt Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Bessie Clayton Co 

Madge Maltland 

Armstrong A Ford 

"▼a Taylor Co 

(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Wed Mat) 

Patrick Franc ft W 

'PlBRell ft Mack 

Gladys Wilbur 

warren A Blanchard 

Maxwell's Girls 

Clark A Ward 

tea AataaJa 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
„ (Open Sun Mat) 
Ctrl Roslne Co 



faa 

ORPHEUM 

(Open Bun Mat) 
David Blspham 
Woodman-Livingston 
Ben Deely Co 
Bernard A Harrington 
Clara Inge 
Zasell A Co 
John A Emma Ray 
Cheebert's Troupe 

EMPRE88 (sc) 
Moffatt Clare 3 
Hong Pong 
Jaa F SulllTan Co 
Ollrettl Troupe 
"Top World Dancers" 

PANTAGES (m) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Capt Jack's Bears 
Morrette Sisters 
Lawrence Johnston 
Davett A Duvall 
Bernard Flnnerty A M 
Gregolre A Elmina 

lit. U»«la 

COLUMBIA (ubo) 
Horace Goldln 
Hayward Stafford Co 
Al Von Tllser 
Bert Levy 
Nonette 

Knapp A Cornelia 
(Others to fill) 

at. Paal 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Blanche Bates Co 

MeMataon Diamond A C 

Lillian Herleln 

Pantzer Duo 

Martlnettl A Sylvester 

(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Two Georges 

Rathskeller H 

Tom Nawu Co 

Mary Gray 

Onalp 



Bnrmmtom 

POLIS (ubo) 
Burns A Fulton 
Os Ko Mon 
Bowman Bros 
Ismed 
(Others to fill) 



ORPHEUM 

Roshanura 
McDevItt Kelly A L 
Theo Roberts Co 
Hufford A Chain 
Jarvls A Dare 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Ryan Bros 
Williams A Sepal 
Speieel's Daughter 
Al Herman 
"Harmony Girls" 

PANTAGES (m) 
Lottie Mavpr Girls 
Laskvs "Hoboes" 
Muzette 

Rarkett Hoover A M 
Cornelia A Wilbur 

fttonY City 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Vance O'Nell Co 
Dainty Marie 
Hans Roberts Co 
Sidney Phillips 
Holon Gannon 
2 Tabors 
(One to fill) 

ftfxikaae 

ORPHFTM (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
nerrv A Ber-y 
"Rarrfoot Roy ' 
"Salvation Sue" 
Vorrlssey A Hn.-kf-tt 
ripohlanl Troupe 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
^lolds A T.ewls 
Tnrr.it's Roosterw 
American Whirlwinds 
Trapev Ooptz A T 
The Halklngs 

*l»rfnrfl*ld. Mas*. 
POLT'S (ubo) 
Hynms A Mclntyre 
Stopn Goodrich A K 
"lfV40 West" 
Hurkln's Animal? 
The Hennlngs 
T.a Crandalls 
H»»l A Francis 
A If Holt 

«Tmrn.f. If. Y. 
GRAND (ubo) 
Fred V Rowers Co 
Frank Sheridan Cr> 
Tark Gardner 
Dupr^e A Dupree 
Gurrro A Carmen 
(Others *o fill) 

EMPRES8 (sc) 
Donwh A Rum«11 



Harry Rose 

"In Old New York" 

Usher Trio 

Ceo lie Eldrld A C 

PANTAGES (m) 
Allsky's Hawalians 
Creo 

Danny Simmons 
Togan A Geneva 
De Alberts 

Terra Haate, la*. 

VARIETIES (wva) 
"Bright Eyes" 
2d half 
Royal Welsh Choir 
S Melody Boys 
Weston A Young 

2 Lowes 
Man Halpeiin 

Toledo 

KEITH'S (ubo) 

Jravilla Bro A Seal 
ydia Barry 
Lydell Rogers A L 
Miller A Vincent 
5 Idanlas 
(Others to fill) 

Tomato. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Chlng Ling; Foo 
Madden A Fltzpatrlck 
McKay A Ardlne 
Bud Fisher 
Skating Bear 
(Others to All) 
VOUNGE ST (loew) 
LaVler 

Rose A Moon 
Fiddler A Sbelton 
Great Tallman 
Hilda Hawthorne 
Earl A Curtis 
Bell Boy 3 

3 Yoscarryg 
(One to fill) 

Title*. If. Y. 

SHUBERT (ubo) 
"Scenes from Opera" 
Andy Rice 
Relsner A Gores 
Brooks A Bowen 
Mile Martba A Sis 
(Others to fill) 

Vasfosver. 11. C 
ORPHEUM 
Odlva 

Master Gabriel Co 
Mabel Adams Co 
Klmberlv A Mohr 
Violet McMillan 
(Others to fill) 

IMPERIAL (sc) 
ZeraldaR 
Louis Granat 
"The Punch" 



Bob Hall 

"Mermaid A Man" 
PANTAGES (m) 
Barnold's Dors 
Barrows Lancaster Co 
Wood A Lawson 
Tom Kelly 
Jerome A Carson 

WaaaJasrtaa 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Trlxle Frlganza 
Keno A Oreen 
Big City 4 
Robbie Gordone 
Consul A Betty 
Chester Kingston 
(Others to fill) 



ORPHEUM 
Ed Foy A Family 
Marshall P Wilder 
Harry B Lester 
Kelly Duo 
The Kramers 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Kammerer A Howland 
Clem Bevlns Co 
3 Newmans 
Oakland Mmrlde A M 
Robinson's Elephants 

PANTAGES (m) 
Coccla Amato Co 
Geo Wilson 
Kumry Bush A Rob 
Romano A rvirnit 
De Vltt A De Vltt 

CONTINENT. 



ALHAMBRA 
Wlllard 
Wlrth Family 
Lucille 
Rebla 

Seeley A West 
Horace Horner 
Violet King 
Garden Sitters 
Speedwell 
Harry Moore 
Mlgnon A Frasettlo 
Cunningham A Marlon 
Rials 

EMPIRE 
Salerno 
Apollo Trio 
Laurvald 
ft Merry Macs 
Fernandez 
Napoleon Bargi 
Wills Bros 
Gerroalne Berrla 
Rl sera Trio 
Thales Masslllla 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 

"A PAIR OF SIXES "— Longacre (4th week). 
BARNUM A BAILEY— Garden (Bth week). 
"CHANGE"— Park (2d week). 
GRAND OPERA— Century (29th week). 
"GRUMPY" (Cyril Maude)— Wallack's (18th 

wocK ) . 
"HELP WANTED"— Elliott (10th week). 
"HIGH JINKS"— Casino (17th week). 
"JERRY" (Blllle Burke)— Lyceum (2d week) 
"KITTY MacKAY"— Comedy (13th week). 
"LEGEND OF LENORA" (Maude Adams)— 

Empire (15th week). 
"MARRYING MONEY"— Princess (5th week). 
"PANTHEA"— Booth (2d week^. 
P A VLOWA— Manhattan (2d week). 
"PINAFORE"— Hippodrome (2d week). 
"PEG O* MY HEART"— Cort (69th week). 
"POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Cohan (35th 

week ) . 
"SARI"— New Amsterdam (14th week). 
"SEVEN KEYS TO RALDPATE"— Gaiety 

(20th week). 
"THE BELLE OF BOND STREET" (Sam 

Rernard and Gaby Deslys) — Shubert (3d 

week ) . 
"THE REAUTY SHOP" (Raymond Hitchcock) 

— Astor (April 13). 
"THE CRINOLINE C.IRL" (EltlnRe) Knick- 
erbocker (. r »th week). 
"THE MIDNIGHT GIRT/' — Mth Street (8th 

wf*ek ) . 
"THE DUMMY" Hudson (April 13). 
"THE GOVERNORS ROSS" -Garrlck (April 

13). 
"THE RED CANARY" Lyric (April 13). 
"THE TRUTH" (Grace George)— Little 

(April 14). 
"THE MISLEADING LADY" Fulton (20th 

week ) . 
"THE RULE OF THREE" Harrln (ftth 

'THE SECRET" Rela*co (15th week). 
"THE WHIRL OF THE WORLD"— Winter 

Garden (14th week). 
"THE YELLOW TICKET" -Eltlnge (l.'Uh 

week) 
"THINGS THAT COUNT" -Playhouse. 

TO-DAY"— 4flth StrePt (27th week). 
"TOO MANY COOKS"-— 39th Street » 8th 

w«'ek ) . 



PHII. ADFXPIIIA. 

"CORDELIA PLOSSOM" nrnad (oppns April 

11 ). 
"THE ROYAL ARMS" Korr.-st f annual mask 

nnil wlir prndur f Inn). 
■•THE MADC\P nrcHESS" Garrlck. 
SHE STOOP? TO CONQT'ER" Little (second 

work i 
WHEN T>HE\MS COME TRIE" Lvrlr 
THT Ll'RE" Aflclphla (second w»«ck). 
THE WHIP" Metropolitan (fifth wf*>k> 
■'MAGGIE PEPPER"— Walnut 

THE ROUND UP"— Orpheum. 
"ALICE OF OLD VINCENNES"- Liberty. 
THF GOVERNOR'S T>ADT" Chaatnut St O 



CHICAGO. 

"PECK O' PICKLES"— American (6th week). 
"HELP WANTED"— Cort (17th week). 
"MADAME MOSELLE"— Garrlck (1st week). 
"DAMAGED GOODS"— Olympic (1st week). 
PRINCESS PLAYERS— Princess (4th week). 
"ADELB"— 8tudebaker (4th week). 
"DADDY LONG- LEGS"— Powers (6th week). 
"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE"— Cohan'* 

(9th week). 
"THE DRUG TERROR"— La Salle (2d week). 
"THE UNDER DOG"— Comedy (1st week). 



PARIS. 

"LE PETARD"— Gymnase. 

M BRETONNEAU A DESTIN EST MAITRE" 

Porte St. Martin. 
"TOUT A COUP"— Sarah Bernhardt. 
"L'ENVOLEE " -Comedle Francalse. 
"LA BELLE ETOILE"— Odeon. 
"8AMO"— Opera. 
"FORCE DE MENTIR— LA TORTINE"— An- 

tolne. 
"CONCERT"— Rejane. 
"MADAME ROLAND "— Gaite. 
"REVUE REALISTE"— Fol.-Dramatlques. 
"DIABLB A QUATRE"— Chatelet. 
"PELERINE ECOSSAISE"— Bouffee. 
"FILLS DE FIGARO"— Apollo. 
"APHRODITE"— Renaissance. 
"MA TANTB D'HONFLEUR"— Varletes. 
"DEUX CANARDS"— Palais Royal. 
"LA VICTIMS" — Com. Champs Elysees. 
"BELLE AVENTURE"— Vaudeville. 
"JE NTROMPB PAS MON MARI"— Athenee. 
"EPERVIER"— Ambigu. 
"PETITE BOUCHE"— Michel. 
"MIOUS1C"— Olympla. 

(New revues In April at Folios Bergere, 
Clgale, Femlna, Galte-Rochecbouart, Capu- 
clnea.) 

OBITUARY. 

Frederic Mistral, the famous Pro- 
vencal poet, author of "Mireille," died 
at his residence near Aries, France. 
March 25, at the age of 83. 



Jamie (Harry) Conway, aged 25 
years, formerly of the Conway and 
Spencer and Conway and Shoemer 
teams in vaudeville and later with 
stock burlesque companies, succumbed 
March 15 to an attack of lung trouble 
at the home of his brother, H. L. Con- 
way, in Milwaukee. Conway was a 
native of Philadelphia. 



Max S. Witt, song composer and 
producer of several vaudeville acts, 
died suddenly April 5 at his home in 
New York, of heart disease. 



(Mrs.) Jack Alice, formerly Mar- 
garet Evelyn of "The Merry Maidens" 
Co., died of pneumonia in New York, 
April 6. 



Hamilton, O., April 8. 
Thomas G. Smith, better known as 
"Pop," doortender at Smith's theatre, 
died at his home yesterday of diabetes. 



Prof. Henry von Reguisky, 72 years 
old, formerly a prominent vaudeville 
violinist, died in Pittsburg, Kas., last 



Victor Freisinger, proprietor of the 
famous "Old Vienna," Atlantic City, 
died in a Philadelphia hospital Sunday 
last. Mr. Freisinger died of cancer of 
the jaw. 



FORCING ROYALTY PAYMENT. 

Considerable secrecy concerning the 
plans of the Composers, Publishers & 
I.yric Writers' Association. just 
formed, whose membership now in- 
cludes practically all the lyricists, com- 
posers and publishers of America 

The Association will commence op- 
erations in the fall to collect payment 
for the singing or - playing of all copy- 
righted music at any place where ad- 
mission is charged. The Association's 
first effort will be to enforce payment 
from hotel orchestras, where no ad- 
mission is charged, and this will form 
a test case that will he watched with 
interest. 



FORUM. 

Chicago, April 4. 
Editor Varietv: 

In Variety dated April 3, we. noticed 
where Mr. Reed (Critic) in Chicago, 
has again panned our act something 
awful, and I think it is more than in- 
justice. 

Do you ever stop to consider what 
money you are losing through a poor 
critic in your employ? We are a bunch 
of good fellows, always ready to do 
what is right in advertising in theatri- 
cal papers, and always looking for 
credit when we deserve it, playing 
here at McVickcr's this week, simply 
cleaning up on the bill, as usual, and 
always playing return dates here in 
Chicago. 

Not long ago we opened here at the 
Colonial and Wilson Avenue theatre 
and was a riot. This Mr. Reed is not 
petting tired of his knocking, as he 
has been doing with many more of 
our professional friends from all over 
the country. We are Chicago boys 
and simply cleaned up in all the thea- 
tres around Chicago, and at least 
waited for a better notice in your issue 
this week, as we deserved it. 

Our intention was to put a $50 ad. 
in Variety, and it depended on this 
issue, therefore, you can imagine that 
>ou are not only losing $50, but many 
more hundreds. 

An act can be crippled sometimes, 
especially a singing act. One of the 
boys can have a cold or something can 
always happen, but no! it just hap- 
pened that we were in good trim and 
put over a solid hit all week. You 
don't think for a minute that an act 
is going to give you an ad., after 
knocking it. Am I right? That notice 
made our minds change. We are not 
looking for honors, no! Hut give an 
act credit when they deserve it. 

We are a standard quartet played all 
over the west and always return dates 
and I can prove that we were the hit 
on every bill. I would advise you to 
look into this matter, as we are Chi- 
cago boys. If I am wrong don't pub- 
lish this letter. If I am right put it in 
your next issue with an answer. Every 
one of the theatrical papers praised 
our act. Variety was the only one 
that knocked our act. I am very sorry 
to inform you about this, but it may 
be to your advantage as well as mine. 
With best wishes I remain, 
Respectfully yours, 

Joe Paul, Mgr. 
(Empress Comedy Four.) 



THEATRE FOR ATCHISON. 

Atchison, Kan., April H. 
After being theatreless for three 
years, this city is to have a playhouse. 
Block & O'Keilly. ,,f St. Joseph, Mo., 
are the promoters, and building will 
begin at once. The theatre wMl be 
tised for vaudeville and photoplays, 
arul will be equipped with a large stage 
to accommodate star attractions that 
may be booked from time to time. The 
old Seaton. in which the greatest ac- 
tors in the Hniled States have played. 
\v;i< condemned three years ag" am! 
will probably be allowed to crumble 
until the walls fall in. The new thea- 
tre will cost $50,000. 



14 



VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance or 

Reappearance In or Around 

New York 

Roberta Menges-Corwin-Hill-Tearle 
and Jimmie Grunberg,. Hammer- 
stein's. 

Milt Collins, Hammerstein's. 

Mort Berger and Elsa Howard, Ham- 
merstein's. 

Corradini's Animals, Palace. 

"The Bride's Shop," Colonial 
Lina Abarbanell, Palace. 



Carlos Sebastian and Dorothy Bentley. 

Dancing. 

17 Mins.; Pull Stage. (Special Set). 

Palace. 

Here is the billing of the act: "The 
Stars of the Jardin dc Danse, Carlos 
Sebastian and Dorothy Bentley 'Sov- 
eigns of the Modern Dance.' Music 
by the Sebastian Symphony Orchestra, 
Wm. Riley, director. Scenery by Lee 
Lash Studios. Floral effects by Philip- 
peli. Produced under the personal di- 
rection of Mr. Sebastian. Gowns by 
Mme. Frances." The symphony or- 
chestra consisted of nine colored men 
attired as gondoliers; the scenery was 
r. back drop, a cutout drop indicating 
arches so Miss Bentley could make her 
entrance in a Venetian gondola. The 
floral effects comprised but a single 
lose used by Miss Bentley for one 
number, unless is included some floral 
pieces passed over the footlights at the 
conclusion of the act, for which Se- 
bastian made acknowledgement by 
bowing to the stage box in which were 
seated Mme. Frances and friends. 
The "gowns" was a single dress worn 
by Miss Bentley throughout. As to 
the act itself, in spite of the prevail- 
ing craze for the so-called "ballroom 
dancing," Sebastian and Bentley cannot 
he classed as a hit in vaudeville. Mon- 
day night they were at all times either 
ahead or behind the music and only 
occasionally stepped in unison. The 
' mechanics" of the turn were always 
apparent, the concealment of which is 
the only a.<sct to a pair of dancers of 
this type. Mr. Sebastian and Miss 
P>entley will have to cultivate better 
stage presence before they can go the 
big time route in vaudeville. Jolo. 



Three Harmony Harps. 

Songs. 

9 Mins.; One. 

Union Square. 

A trio of regulation evening-clothed 
chaps who warble harmoniously and 
were a hit at the Union Square Mon- 
day night. The best results come on 
the combined vocal efforts although 
the youngest and smallest of the trio 
f!?d fairly well with hi* Trish ballad. 
And by the way thi* same voting chap 
should omit all efforts to be funny. 
The parody on a popular song worked 
individually was happily rendered. Tt's 
.-.n idea quartets might follow although 
certain Hebrew teams have been doing 
the gag for a long time. Three Har- 
mony Harps work along minstrel 
lines on the harmony thing but for 
<he pop houses should have no trouble 
at all in getting over solidly. Vnrk. 

If you don't iiilvrrtlM- In VAKIKTY, don't 
advrrtlwr at nil. 



James C. Morton and Ralph Austin. 
Songs and Dances. 
Full Stage. 
American Roof. 

James C. Morton and Ralph Austin 

?.re appearing in vaudeville, their first 

venture there as a team. Before the 
couple were together in a Winter Gar- 
den show (Gertrude Hoffmann's). It 
is a routine along the lines of the for- 
mer Morton and Moore act, without 
the "chorus girls," characters or white 
facial make-ups, Morton and Austin 
working throughout in straight even- 
ing dress and their own faces. Neither 
-loes Mr. Austin start Mr. Morton 
into his dance as Frank Moore did. 
The orchestra attends to this. T hey 



whistle together as of yore, and the 
?ct starts off when Mr. Austin kicks 
Mr. Morton in the face. That's "sure 
fire" for a laugh, and later on it is re- 
peated for another. Mr. Austin is not 
pulling a handkerchief out of his 
sleeve, nor doing any magic. The 
turn doesn't run as long as it has in 
the past. Morton and Austin seem to 
have framed for a fast act, with a com- 
edy encore consisting of a speech 
with interruptions. They closed the 
first half of the American Roof show 
Monday night, and did very well, go- 
ing strongly enough to warrant a route 
on the small time. The act can close 



it: "one." 



Sime. 



Conrad and Marion. 

Sengs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Union Square. 

Here are two young men who take a 
lot for granted. From all appearances 
they have evidently served an appren- 
ticeship in the cabarets as they have 
that style which betokens the popular 
pong rendition of the rathskeller. They 
are not bad little singers but for some 
reason have not the right frameup. 
Still the boys can cling to the small 
time reefs. They open with a "burglar 
rag" sung in masks and opera coats, 
follow with some individual singing 
and a duct. The bigger boy has 
jumped on Jimmy Lucas' repertoire for 
his "own conception" of an Italian boy 
singing "You Made Me Love You." 
He uses the hats like Jimmy, and then 
effers the song as Dave Warfield 
would do it. For an encore they sing 
"That Society Bear" with a weak imi- 
tation of the Ward Brothers. Come 
again, boys. Mark. 



Gennis and Nelson. 
Songs and Music. 
10 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Gennis and Nelson arc two young 
people, a boy and girl. The boy's 
fame may be Gcnncson. He plays a 
violin, while his partner is at the piano, 
alternately singing and playing the In- 
strument, sometimes both, while he is 
?\ work with the string and bow. 
They lean toward the popular airs, 
mostly rags, and this helps of course. 
The girl is quite an accomplished rag 
rlayer. and a fair singer. As a violin 
player the youth shows some vim in 
action and does as well as most of 
them Their ages are the best attrac- 
tion in the turn, which will do for 
small time, its greatest recommenda- 
tion no doubt being the cost. Sime. 



Ralph Bayhl, Mellen and Co. 

Heavyweight Lifting and Acrobatics. 

13 Mins.; Special Setting. 

23rd Street 

Opens with a fantastical setting of a 
Japanese house and garden with a 
woman seated within one part. She's 
in Oriental garb but bursts forth in 
song, warbling "Peg O' My Heart." 
A Jap girl singing an Irish song, but 
no one seemed to care a whoop Tues- 
day night and what's the diff? Three 
men bob up, one as a tourist and he's 
the boy that does all the heavyweight* 
lifting. He handles what is termed a 
"150 pound pair of dumbells" with ap- 
parent ease and his principal "lift" is 
at the close when he holds up the Jap 
house and garden with six adult people 
seated thereon with his arms and feet. 
It looks like some lift. One of the 
other men is a nimble, agile acrobat 
who does a dance that got the biggest 
applause of anything in the act. A 
good closing act for the three-a-day. 
It has been playing about for quite a 
while. Mark. 



Eileen Ward. 

Songs. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Miner's Bronx (April 5). 

Eileen Ward is a slender young miss 
who sings popular songs. She doesn't 
pay much attention to the way she 
lines 'em over as she had her best num- 
ber in the middle of the batting list. 
Her voice isn't as strong as a ship 
siren yet she did real well notwith- 
standing. When using the orchestra, 
Miss Ward has her own pianist, too. 
She should give special instructions for 
the brass to lay low as it drowned her 
high notes several times. She is a pop 
house "single." Mark. 



DeWitt and Stewart. 

Songs and Dances. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Miner's Bronx (April 5). 

Shorty DeWitt, the midget, and 
Grace Stewart comprise this team. At 
the Rronx house the act was a small- 
sized riot, due principally to the knock- 
about work of Shorty, who is bowled 
over in grotesque fashion by Miss 
Stewart. His partner is a comely 
blonde who dances better than any- 
thing else. DeWitt has one comic 
song which he puts over nicely. 

Mark. 



Dalbeanie and Co. (1). 

Equilibrism. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Bronx O. H. (April 5). 

Man a very good equilibrist, with 
comedy Chinese acting as assistant. 
Balances on unsupported ladder, then 
o single pole fully 12 feet high; hops 
up flight of steps on a single huge 
wagon wheel, etc. Comedy rather 
"cheap." At finish the "comedian" 
unmasks, revealing a woman. Join. 



Reddy and Campbell. 

Songs. 

1Z Mins.; One. 

Bronx O. H. (April 5). 

Two youths singing published songs 
in approved rathskeller fashion. Small 
timers. Jolo. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate 
Attractions in New York 



"The Beauty Shop" (Raymond Hitch- 

cock) — Astor (April 13). 
"The Dummy"— Hudson (April 13). 
"The Red Canary"— Lyric (April 13). 
"The Governor's Boss" — Garrick 

(April 13). 
"The Truth" (Grace George)— Little 

(April 14). 

Five Armstrongs. 

Bicycling. 

1Z Mins.; Full Stage. 

Miner's Bronx (April 5). 

Three men and two women. One 
man does a muchly-made up messen- 
ger boy. Another appears in clown- 
face and does a trapeze travesty with 
a wire attached to his girdle. Good 
for a laugh anywhere. The cycling 
along the old lines but well worked up. 
Usual one wheel grouping at finish. 
Biggest results would come in the pop 
houses. Mark. 



Johnson and Douglass. 
Songs and Dances. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Miner's Bronx (April 5). 

Colored singers and dancers. Wear 
Beau Urummel regalia. Away down 
or. a long bill at Miner's Bronx and 
cleaned up. In fact these boys stopped 
the show, something few negro comed- 
ians do on any bill. Dancing is their 
main forte and they go it fast and 
lively. Sure fire for the pop houses. 

Mark. 



Deerie and Manning. 
Songs and Talk. 
17 Mins.; One. 
Bronx O. H. (April 5). 

Two men, straight and "nut" comed- 
ian. Open with duct; crossfire; ballad 
by straight who expands his chest for 
top notes in approved vaudeville small 
time fashion; more talk, including, "If 
boat upset which would you save, wife 
or mother?" and such; finish with duo- 
log song mentioning stage and politi- 
cal celebrities with their portraits 
flashed on drop. Small time. Jolo. 



Delaney and Co. (2). 
Comedy Sketch. 
15 Mins.; Interior. 
Bronx O. H. (April 5). 

Actress is ushered into a hotel suite 
by bellboy; goes to her bedroom to 
c'isrobe, emerges in kimono to find a 
man in her parlor, who had mistaken it 
for his apartments. Very "fly" talk; 
man apologizes, about to go when 
fresh bellboy confronts them and or- 
ders actress out of the hotel. "Come 
on, take a chance and let's get mar- 
ried." Good big small timers. Jolo. 



Burke and Farlow. 
Songs and Dances. 
8 Mins.; One. 
Bronx O. H. (April 5). 

Mixed couple, open with song and 
dance accompaniment. Man offers old 
style wooden shoe stepping seriously as 
modern entertainment; woman changes 
to short soubret skirt for a song: he 
does "triple buck dancing" on roller 
skates; finish with wooden shoe double 
dance. Small timers. Jolo. 



VARIETY 



15 



Levreault Family (7). 

Music. 

13 Mini.; Two (Interior). 

Union Square. 

It's a family combination. On that 
you can't go wrong from father to 
mother and the five other Levreaults 
thrown in. Papa Levreault handles 
the trombone while mama looks after 
the drum and traps. One of the boys 
is a cornetist, one of those triple- 
tongued boys who has a solo all by 
himself and puts it over. The other 
lad is not bigger than a peanut. He 
plays a clarinet almost as tall and wide 
?s the towheaded youngster handling 
it. But he plays it like a master mu- 
sician. One girl is at the piano while 
the other two misses play violins. The 
family is off on makeup and should 
start right now to get away from that 
amateurish way of sitting on the stage. 
The crowd takes itself too serious- 
ly. There's not enough popular 
song stuff either individually or col- 
lectively. The medley at the finish is 
veil played up and went over nicely. 
The act belongs to the pop houses 
where time will take away the rough 
edges. The female contingent might 
look a little more pleasant and not 
as though it was about to have a pic- 
ture taken. Mark. 



Les Yost (2). 

Clay Modelling. 

12 Mins.; Kitchen Interior. 

Palace. 

Man in eccentric artist's get-up, 
woman as French boy. They go 
through a routine of clay modelling, 
the man working at an easel while the 
woman prepares a number of his pieces 
on a table near by. They secure ef- 
fects different from the regulation 
by painting in color a number of faces. 
He projects a magnetic comedy per- 
sonality by his apparent good humor 
in essaying to speak English with a 
French accent, such as "If you please, 
attention!" and when he finishes a bit 
of work: "Voila!" Good modelling 
and fast work. Nice opening turn. 

Jolo. 



Flavilla. 
Instrumental. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Palace. 

---Girl attired as a child in white 
"Dotty Dimple" dress, white silk tights 
simulating bare limbs, baby socks, 
short blonde curls, etc. Plays a piano- 
accordeon, which is also enameled in 
white. Opens with "Lucia," then popu- 
lar ditties, doing a little dancing to the 
playing. Plays uncommonly well, 
phrasing finely. Her childish make-up 
gives the impression of a daintily pre- 
cocious youngster. Jolo. 



Yvonne. 

Piano-Accordion. 
8 Mins.; One. 
125th Street 

Girl in theatricalized Gypsy costume, 
fluffy hair. etc. Plays popular songs, 
an old ballad, etc., while marching and 
swaying. She has a good comprehen- 
sion of "time." but lacks the "age" and 
"experience" essential to a full grasp 
on "rhapsodizing." A^- 
If you don't advertlw In VARIETY, don't 
•dvcrtlM at all. 



Ward, Bell and Ward. 

"Under the White Top" (Comedy 

Acrobats). 
10 Mins.; One and Full Stage. 
American Roof. 

Ward, Bell and Ward are two 
acrobats, one the comedian as a 
clown, the other straight, and a girl 
who can kick with versatility, using 
cither foot. This girl looks well also 
and is some dandy little foot lifter. 
She opens the act in "one" by herself. 
Afterward in full stage the two men 
do acrobatics, with fair comedy, the 
turn going to a good finish by the 
comedian making a hand-to-hand leap 
over six chairs, to the straight man 
lying on his back, with the girl be- 
neath him. As the man on the floor 
makes the catch he raises himself up 
with the flier, the girl encircling his 
waist at the same time. The flier does 
the trick blindfolded. It is of no ad- 
ditional value and smacks too much of 
iakiness. He could get as much out 
of the leap in the proper way. Sime. 



Ellsworth and Linden. 
4 The Day Off" (Comedy). 
12 Mins.; Three (Interior). 
23rd Street 

It started out like the Norton and 
Nicholson act as far as housekeeping 
crudities were concerned but dipped 
into a difference atmosphere by the 
introduction of a prop baby left on the 
doorstep. It's suposed to be a real 
baby with the man causing some laugh- 
ter with the way he attempts to take 
care of it. The wife is angry through 
getting hold of the wrong letter and 
there's talk of going home to mother, 
etc. It's all straightened out. The act 
will get laughs in the pop theatres 
through its comedy byplay. Mark. 



Duquesne Comedy Four. 
15 Mins.; One. 
125th Street. 

Four men, two comedians. "Barber 
shop" harmonizing, "bear" finger 
snapping, crossfire and slapstick com- 
edy. Sure fire "hokum" small time act. 

Jolo. 



Trevoli. 

Shadowgraphist 

14 Mins.; Full Stage. 

American. 

Trevoli has his sheet in 'four," with 
lamp in front. Usual silhouettes of 
animals and things, caricatures of 
President Wilson, Bryan, et al and 
concluding with a Mutt and Jeff panto- 
mimic farce. Very good act of its 
kind. Jolo. 



Five Violin Beauties. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Miner's Bronx (April 5). 

Five girls. Five violins. One smaller 
than the rest appears to In- the 
leader. In most of the numbers it's 
her fiddle which does most of the lead- 
ing with the others doing a sort of 
second fiddle. The j^irls play popular 
numbers and wind up wilh a dance or 
nations, each girl dressed accordingly 
while playing her own accompaniment. 
The girls proved more of a novelty 
than anything else upon their Bronx 
r.ppcarance. Act best suited for the 
pop houses. The girls should pay 
some attention to their slay*- appear- 
ance and makeup. Mark. 



Mandall and Glass. 

Talk and Songs. 

19 Mins.; Two, One. (Special Drop). 

Bronx O. H. ((April 5). 

Drop has ocean, lighthouse and 
wrecked motor boat painted on it and 
a routine of talk has either been writ- 
ten around the scene or the drop paint- 
ed to fit the chatter. Straight is a 
captain, and Hebrew a pilot who has 
wrecked the boat and they are cast 
upon the lighthouse, the comedian in 
oilskin and the straight in white flan- 
nels not a bit ruffled by the mishap. 
The "comedy" arises from the con- 
ventional misinterpretation of the 
speeches by the "feeder." Close in 
'one" with the duolog parody routine. 
The comedian must have watched Her- 
bert Ashley often and closely and 
taken him for a stage pattern, for he 
has copied him carefully, the walk, in- 
clining of head to right side, dressing, 
gestures and voice tonation. Thrce- 
a-day turn. Jolo. 



Three DeLyons. 

Rings. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

American. 

Two men and a woman, with double 
and triple combinations and a teeth 
bold. Non-sensational closing act best 
fitted for the three-a-day circuits. 

Jolo. 



COMEDY CLUB ALONE. 

The Comedy Club has withdrawn 
from its proposed amalgamation with 
the Greenroom Club and will per- 
sonally assume the lease of the former 
Hotel Metropole on West 43d Street 



Visiting England Without a Route. 

Emily Darrell and Charles Conway 
r°ay visit England along toward the 
end of April or early in May, going 
ever there on a visit. They have neither 
a contract nor a route for the other 
side. An offer made to them through 
the New York Marinelli office by 
cable to open in the Hipodrome, Lon- 
'ion, revue, was declined by the couple. 



$1,000 Weekly for Grace La Rue. 

Chicago, April 8. 

$1,000 weekly is the vaudeville salary 
Grace La Rue will receive. She Te- 
rpens in this city as an act. 

Divorce proceedings about to be 
commenced between Miss La Rue and 
her husband, Byron Chandler, were 
-eportcd during the week. Tuesday 
(handler arrived from the other side, 
f " effect a reconciliation, it was said. 



Annie Kent-Doris Wilson Row. 

Kansas City, April 8. 
Annie Kent and Doris Wilson had a 
tow at the Orpheum last week that 
came near the serious mark. Miss 
Kent claimed the Wilson Sisters had 
stolen her "Merry Life Upon the 
Stage" song, which Miss Kent claims 
she wrote. Her act is built around the 
s r ng. The Wilson turn which prccced- 
c 1 her on the bill used it. 



MUSICAL STOCK AT PRINCESS. 

St. Louis, April 8. 

By a change of policy the Shenan- 
doah becomes the only Loew-Sullivan- 
Consadinc booked theatre here, the 
Princess switching to musical stock. 
The Park which had split a week with 
the Shenandoah now has pictures. 

The Princess Theatre Amusement 
Co. was incorporated by members of 
the syndicate controlling these houses 
for $15,000, divided among Arthur J. 
Fitzsimmons, 240 shares; Frank M. 
Kleiner, William J. Flynn, John T. 
Fitzsimmons, 120 shares each. 

This week "The Minstrel Kiddies" 
arc filling in while the new company 
organized in New York is rehearsing. 
The first production next week will be 
"The Leading Lady." The company 
will include Sylvester McGuire, stage 
director; Tony Bouffuno, musical di- 
rector; Billy Kent, leads; Tracy Elbert, 
soubrette; Edythe Witham, and Sylvia 
Ford, ingenues; Harry O'Lyn, char- 
acter comedian; Sam Thompson, come- 
dian; Edward Schooley, characters. 



NEW GARDEN PIER OPENS. 

Atlantic City, April 8. 

The new Keith's theatre on the Gar- 
den Pier had its dedication Monday 
night. It opened with the matinee. 
Harry Davis and John P. Harris, of 
Pittsburgh, are operating the theatre 
on the Pier, the latter built by Alfred 
Burke and George II. Earle, of Phila- 
delphia, Earle securing the leasement 
grant. 

The theatre is reached after a long 
walk down the Pier the forward por- 
tion of which later will have amuse- 
ment concessions. The house seats 
about 2,200, and the rental is reported 
at $27,500 annually, considered large 
for this city. The theatre cost between 
$250,000 and $300,000 to construct. It 
plays big time vaudeville twice daily, 
booked by the United Booking Offices 
of New York. The current bill is esti- 
mated at $3,200, in salaries. 

Atlantic City has no continued sea- 
son. July and August are considered 
the best months and the real season. 
Easter always draws an immense crowd 
here, and the Pier theatre opens in 
time to take advantage of that. Its 
location is somewhat away from the 
center of the Boardwalk. 

This week's bill has Dazie, Baby 
Helen, White Hussars, Milton Pollack 
and Co., Nick's Roller Skating Girls, 
Raymond and Haiti, Marecna and Del- 
ton Bros. 

Many New Yorkers were here for 
the opening, when addresses were made 
by Mr. Davis and Mayor Riddle. 

Jake Isaacs is the resident manager. 



DE GRESSAC ACT AT COLONIAL 

The first vaudeville piece written by 
(Miss) Frederic de Grcssac will be 
shown next week by B. A. Rolfc at 
the Colonial in tin- form of a produc- 
tion, carrying 17 people. 

It is called "The Bride's Shop," with 
Andrew Tombes featured. His princi- 
pal suport will be Lola Wentworth. 



Ed Wynn in "The Follies." 

Mm Zicgfeld. Jr., this week cni/ayed 
III Wynn to appear iti the now 
"Follies." 



Fall River's New Plaza. 

Fall River. Mass., April 8. 
The new I'la/a, built '/>■ Dr. John F. 
( >'< 'minor, opens KaMii Monday night 
with vaudeville and pictures, under the 
niaiia.-'.enient <-f (ieor^e Sull'van, re- 
cently with Marcus Loew's Aeadernv. 



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VARIETY 



PINAFORE AT THE HIP. 

When Gilbert and Sullivan wrote 
"Pinafore" in the 70s, they thought 
they had turned out ;i comic opera. 
But could they have lived to this day 
of theatricals, the greatest lyric 
writer of them all and his composing 
partner would have seen "Pinafore" as 
a spectacle, at the New York Hippo- 
drome, where i* opened last night as a 
Shubert production — not a reproduc- 
tion, for "Pinafore" was never seen 
like this before. 

In the days not long ago when the 

"talking moving picture" looked like a 

possibility, a man with an idea, a 

camera and a phonograph conceived 

the scheme of taking a frigate down 
New York Bay, picturing "Pinafore" 
and with the gramaphone attachment, 
give the opera as a talking-movie. He 
didn't do it, but the Shuberts have, in 
the life, on the Hippodrome stage, 
where there is a set boat, with full 
masts and rigging, the deck being 25 
feet wide and the ship measuring 
nearly 200 feet in the arch. At the 
finale of the first act over 300 people 
are on the boat. Beneath it on the 
water of the "tank" where the action 
of this piece now takes place "H. M. S. 
Pinafore," are rowboats, five or six of 
them. Little Buttercup (Josephine 
Jacoby) was rowed around to the land- 
ing place in one. Canons protrude 
from below deck, and a salute^ was 
fired that souded like the regular 
goods as Sir Joseph Porter (Harrison 
Brockbank) came aboard. 

And Dick Deaxeye (Albert Hart) 
was made so realistic as a public 
nuisance of the English navy that the 
sailors threw him into the drink, a 
fall of about 15 feet. Ralph Rack- 
straw (Vernon Dalhart) sang his first 
number while clinging to the rigging, 
at least 30 feet above the stage. About 
)f\ or 20 able bodied seamen clambered 
up and down the masts, sonic taking 
he ladder route and others doing it 
more quickly by sliding down ropes. 

"Pinaforo" has never been done this 
vay before — it could only happen at the 
Hip, and even the picture man did 
not have the idea as completely as the 
Shuberts have executed it. 

William J. Wilson staged the piece, 
Arthur Voegtlin equipped it, George 
H. Williams built the boat that looks 
almost practical, and there arc any 
rumbcr of. others concerned, from the 
35 pieces more or less in the orchestra, 
and the Mollcr Pipe or^an, to the 
maker of the uniforms and the build- 
er of the hats. 

Alternate casts are employed. Ruby 
Cutter Savage will he favorably no- 
ticed by the critics as Josephine, Mr. 
Hart keeps himself in the picture all 
the time. Brockbank is a formidable 
Admiral, and William Ilinsliaw an im- 
pressive Captain Corcoran. Among 
the alternates for these roles or some 
of them are Eugene Cowlcs and Fay 
Templeton. 

"Pinafore at the Hippodrome" will 
('raw money. Tt can't help it. The 
Hip is a big house, but this is a big 
novel and unique show. Now York 
ba<* tuver seen anything like it before. 

*^i^r<n^fiu7F^!i]xrrttHi' In VAttlKTV. don't 
n«lvrr1lM> at util. 



CHARLEMAGNE. 

Chicago, April 8. 

"Charlemagne" is a swashbuckling 
play in four acts, dealing with some of 
the romantic aspects of the life of 
Charles, the Great, one time* king of 
France. It is by Justin Huntley Mc- 
Carthy, who also wrote, among other 
things, "If I Were King," in which 
E. H. Sothern chooses to disport him- 
self at times. 

Revealed for the first time on any 
stage at the Garrick Monday night, it 
elicited excited interest at times, and 
brought Mr. Sothern and Elizabeth 
Valentine, his chief co-worker, large 
volumes of applause. It is a romantic 
affair, touched here and there by actual 
history, and again high-lighted by 
some of the traditions that are asso- 
ciated with the life of this monarch. 
There is more than a hint of "The 
Taming of the Shrew" in the piece, and 
there are other evidences that Mr. Mc- 
Carthy has made a deep study of 
Shakespeare; but, even at that, it is a 
good entertainment, with generous sup- 
plies of pretty scenery to help out. 

The story opens with a scene on the 
battlement of the palace of King Pepin 
the Short, in Paris. Pepin is dead, and 
the matter of his successor is up. 
Charles has obtained the crown, and 
Desiderata, daughter of the Lord of 
Lombardy, has arrived to announce 
Pepin has made a treaty with her 
father whereby Lombardy is to become 
independent. Charles takes a dagger, 
rips the treaty in ribbons and then 
seizes and kisses the raging Amazon, 
much to the amazement of everyone. 
At this juncture Ludovic, the brother 
of Charles, arrives on the scene with 
his followers and brands Charles as of 
illegal birth and swears that he is the 
real* honest king. Follows much 
brawling between the two sides, and 
Desiderata sides with the Ludovic. 

In the next act Charles is an outlaw 
in a forest near Paris. Pie has but a 
dozen trusty followers full of noise 
and bluster, and they rescue the bride 
of Ludovic who is on her way to wed 
the effeminate king of France from the 
hands of forest robbers. In this act 
Charles has a dream in which spirits 
of all sorts come to him, and there are 
several touches here that are reminis- 
cent of "Midsummer Night's Dream." 

The piece is written in flowing and 
flowery language and has sophomoric 
leanings at times. It is full of action, 
however, has plenty of glittering ar- 
mor and trappings, intermingled with 
flaunting banners and the clank of 
shields. Miss Valentine is a vigorous 
Amazon, although inclined to rant in 
her big speeches. Mr. Sothern roisters 
through the part, playing the king in 
a comedy style. J. Sayrc Crawley is 
Ludovic consistently, and the support- 
ing company is adequate. There are 
40 speaking parts, but some of the 
players have very little to say. 

Mr. Sothern and Miss Valentine were 
called before the curtain a half dozen 
times after each act. Reed. 



LAMBS AFTER SKETCHES. 

The Lambs Club is trying out a num- 
ber of sketches at its clubhouse in 
preparation for its road tour in May. 
Next Sunday night one will be put on, 
in which all the characters will be 
animals, making pertinent comments 
on humanity. 



GRAND GU1GN0L, PARIS. 

Paris, April 1. 

New program at this little house, the 
first piece however, "Le Coin Joli," be- 
ing a revival. The bill is not so good 
as usual. 

"Le Sauveteur" by Elie de Bassan 
is a trivial guajj-political farce. The 
village hero, a pork butcher's assist- 
ant, is decorated by the local M. C. 
with the inevitable violet ribbon, and 
after his employer has also consented 
to the marriage with his daughter the 
fellow becomes a material citizen and 
refuses to indulge in any more bravery, 
even in saving his father-in-law's cat- 
tle at a fire. 

"The Siege of Berlin" by C. Hellem 
and P. d'Estoc, from a story by Al- 
phonse Daudet, is the piece de resist- 
ance, but not a headliner. An aged 
colonel, who fought in the wars of the 
First Empire, is so affected by the 
French defeats in 1870 his grartd-daugh- 
ter hides the truth. She tells the old 
soldier, on the contrary, MacMahon is 
storming Berlin the very day the Ger- 
man troops entered Paris. The brave 
girl keeps up the lie, even when she 
learns her father has been killed by 
the enemy. The grandfather is in rap- 
tures, and, when he hears a noise in 
the street, imagines it to be the people 
rejoicing. In spite of the grand-daugh- 
ter's supplications he opens the window 
just as the Prussians are passing and 
falls dead at the shock. This patriotic 
sketch gives scope for some good act- 
ing. 

"Mirette Has Her Reasons" is a 
smart, risque farce by Romain Coolus. 
Mirette lives with her lover, Fred, but 
is also seeing their intimate friend, Al- 
bert. Fred discovers this. His mistress 
confesses she has already had 12 loves, 
and if Fred remained the 13th it would 
be unlucky; so she also permitted Al- 
bert to make love to her in order that 
Fred should not die within the year. 
Fred forgives the heroine. 

"Towards the Light" ("Vers la lu- 
miere") is an Indian drama in two acts 
by Paul Carriere from a story by 
Lenormand. Two English officers dis- 
cuss national characters with a Rajah, 
who is a secret rebel. He persuades 
them to enter a cavern in search of 
light, arguing the English are curious 
and will go anywhere with that object, 
while an Indian is indifferent and 
would not visit forbidden regions. No 
native has ever dared to enter the 
place. The two men show they dare, 
and are swallowed up in the slime. 

"Le Clef sous la Porte" ("Shooting 
the Moon") is an excellent farce by 
Andre Mycho. A burglar enters a boot 
store and overhears the owner, being 
on the verge of bankruptcy, arranging 
with his wife to disappear. When they 
have gone the burglar opens, advertises 
he is selling off at cost price, and cus- 
tomers flock in, paying more than their 
former price for the goods. For some 
reason the owner returns, is astounded 
at the brisk business, and instead of 
calling in the police, fixes up a partner- 
ship with the clever thief to run the 
shoe store. Ken. 



MUSICAL AT SUBURBAN. 

St. Louis, April 8. 

The musical stock season will start 
at Suburban Park May 22, with a dif- 
ferent piece weekly. 

Joe Howard has been engaged to 
direct the musical stock company. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

Some of the big time house and 
stage managers in New York should 
watch how the American Roof is run 
behind the footlights. No one is al- 
lowed to "steal bows" up there and the 
acts can not give as many encores as 
they please. It really looks as though 
the stage manager of the American is 
running the stage. 

It was because of the manner in 
which the bill ran off Monday evening 
en the Roof that the program appeared 
fast and pleasing. Quite much singing 
was on it. Several girls displayed 
voices, and barring the conflict of a 
piano on the stage, following another 
with but an act intervening, there could 
he no complaint. 

The show had some "big time" 
timbre, with Edgar Atchison Ely and 
Co. in "Billy's Tombstones," taking 
4 he legitimate laughing hit of the even- 
ing. Mr. Ely and his people played 
the piece with snap, and shot it over 
in the best possible manner. Brown 
and Newman were another big timer, 
the couple mistakenly using "The 
Ghost of the Violin" for the finish. 
It's too old and was never good. A 
"souse" in the balcony interfered with 
them Monday evening. Miss New- 
man retorted somewhat flippantly. 
Neither of the couple appear to have 
the regard for the "small time" they 
should have. That goes for other acts 
also on the "small time." If it's good 
enough to work, it's good enough to do 
your best. Honey Johnson, a colored 
ringing monologist, appeared to think 
he was talking to a collection of cloth- 
ing dummies. Not alone Mr. Johnson 
speaks too rapidly to get good points 
ever, but he repeats points if the laugh 
is not where he placed it. His monolog 
is remindful in part of Lew Dockstad- 
cr's old stuff on marriage, but it goes 
well for nowadays on the time where 
he is. This colored man has person- 
ality, dresses like a minstrel, and 
seems intelligent. He has a couple of 
good numbers, the first and opening, 
a silly song, while the closing is an 
old-fashioned southern melody, re- 
written. Johnson, if he will exercise 
a little more care and give the right 
attention, ought to rapidly advance 
himself in the position allotted him on 
i. small time bill.. On the Roof he 
was "No. 2," and did nicely. 

The singing was started by Miss 
Daley, of The Daleys, roller skaters, 
who opened the show. She sang a 
ballad. It doesn't belong, is thrust in 
without reason, and the girl does not 
boast of a voice that should be used in 
•: skating act. As skaters the couple 
look well and dress neatly, the girl 
particularly being a good dresser. 
They made a first rate opener. The 
Jungman Family on the wire were 
third (a "Roof position," owing to 
playing downstairs also). They do 
very well with the comedy, wire walk- 
ing, and the finishing trick, a somer- 
sault. 

Louise Mayo was the pianologiste, 
next to closing, using classy numbers, 
opening with "The Firefly" waltz. It 
was a little far down for Miss Mayo 
and her sombre selections, but she has 
the class to hold an earlier spot nicely 
on the small time. 

James C. Morton and Ralph Austin. 
Gcnnis and Nelson, and Ward. Bell 
and Ward. New Acts. Sime. 



VARIETY 



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PALACE. 

The current Peek's program at the 
Palace is designed as "a big bill" and 
if it didn't come up to expectations it 
comes under the head of "the fortunes 
of vaudeville." The booking depart- 
ment juggled with what they consid- 
ered three big names, i. e., Gertrude 
Hoffmann, Arnold Daly, Sebastian and 
Bentley. Miss Hoffmann is a hold- 
over from last week; Daly was booked 
abroad and was expected to bring with 
him a new sketch; Sebastian and 
Bentley (New Acts), ballroom dancers 
with a reputation earned at a neighbor- 
ing terpsichorean emporium, fell down 
on their premiere in vaudeville. 

This necessitated the rearrangement 
cf the second part, moving the danc- 
ers down to open after intermission 
and placing Miss Hoffmann next-to- 
closing. That Hoffmann act is cer- 
tainly a cleverly conceived vaudeville 
-"bunk." It runs exactly an hour and 
consists of a series of drops, some 
chorus girls, a few Arabs, a male danc- 
er, etc. All that the star of the turn 
does is a few imitations and she is on 
the stage personally not over 18 min- 
utes. It is a great big "flash" which, 
dissected, cannot stand analysis. 

Mr. Daly is presenting a revival of 
his success of four years ago, "How He 
Lied to Her Husband," quite effective 
and timely during the reign of "Can- 
dida" in legitimate theatricals, but now 
passe. It is difficult to imagine how 
this clever Bernard Shaw satire on his 
own piece was intelligible to the 
audiences in the middle west small 
time houses when Daly played it there. 
Daly is growing careless. 

Les Yost, Flavilla (New Acts). 
Flanagan and Edwards made a pro- 
duction investment for their engage- 
ment at the Palace. They showed a 
new pair of pajamas and nightshirt in 
the first part of their "Off and On" 
skit. 

Lyons and Yosco work as laboredly 
as ever while vocalizing, heaving and 
hauling as if rowing against the tide. 
The Turners, roller skaters, closed the 
show. J** 10 - 



UNION SQUARE. 

When the powers behind the Keith 
Union Square theatre abandoned "big 
time" vaudeville it put in feature 
films, but business failed to come 
across and pop vaudeville was again 
enthroned. 

There's a new manager, Ben Kahn, 
formerly managing the Redford, 
Brooklyn. From the looks of things 
Monday night when every Tom, Dick 
and Harry is supposed to be in re- 
lipious training bigger returns are en- 
ticipated after the Lenten season. 
There was quite a crowd. 

The prices are a dime at the mats 
and 15 cents at night. The best seats 
are 25. Out front there is a glittering 
electric sign. 

All kinds of "try outs" arc to be 
sent down there for the United Book- 
ing Office. Monday night the show 
had a brand new appearance. 

The pictures ran mostly to comedy 
with an Apollo and Keystone making 
'be biggest play. Heretofore th? 
Square ran Licensed pictures but now 
offers Independent films. A little more 
attention to the picture end down 
there and the success of the house will 



be twofold. The prices are right, the 
vaudeville measures up well and it's 
now up to the pictures. 

An ill. ballad opened with the folks 
cut front rather timid about hitting up 
the chorus. This looked funny when 
Pt the Jefferson a block or so away the 
audiences keep the singer going for 
: bout half an hour. 

Alfredo Marshall and Co. opened 
the show with heavyweight juggling. ' 
Marshall does all the juggling and sev- 
eral good lifts with an assistant atop a 
perch balanced on Marshall's head. 
Conrad and Marion and the Levreault 
Family (New Acts). 

Adams and Peters, who have been 
working together for some time, closed 
stronger than they opened. They used 
a "plant" on a topical number that 
brought several laughs. The card didn't 
say who was playing "The Blacksmith," 
a dramatic sketch with two men, a 
woman and a little girl. It was well 
played and made a decided impression. 
This sketch could go into any pop 
bouse. 

There's a nice blending of comedy 
and pathos and the act is so different 
from all the others it is bound to be 
relished. The big man puts his whole 
heart and soul into his work and the 
r.ct benefits thereby. 

Adams and Mack pleased with trav- 
esty on stage magic. Three Harmony 
Harps (New Acts) were next to clos- 
ing. The last act was the St. Juliens, 
which developed strength as it went 
along. A splendid turn of its kind. 

Mark. 



23D STREET. 

The pictures are oversnadowing the 
vaudeville program at the 23d Street. 
Out in front the lights played up the 
movie feature, "The Perils of Pauline" 
(Film Reviews), and in addition to this 
photoplay of a melodramatic nature 
there was another thriller in "The Ad- 
ventures of Kathlyn," a two-part movie 
with a "to be continued in our next" 
flash just when the heroine is about to 
rescue her sister fro mthe evil influences 
of a woman-loving, !i*rem-keeping, 
dark-skinned Indian prince. The pic- 
tures took up so much time only six 
acts were necessary to round out the 
entertainment. 

Tuesday night business was not as 
good as generally, the slump probably 
due to the religious observance of Lent. 
But the folks in attendance went out 
satisfied that they had gotten their 
money's worth. 

Pictures opened the show, pictures 
were sandwiched in between the first 
two acts and then played a prominent 
part after every two acts with another 
reel closing the show. 

A two-part Broncho (dramatic) 
started things. Then the Ralph Bayhl, 
Mellen and Co. (New Acts) opened the 
show part. Then a Komic (Mutual) 
with all sorts of chases was shown. 
Ellsworth and Linden (New Acts) 
were followed by Louis Stone, the up- 
side dancer. Stone has changed his 
turn considerably and now closes with 
a new feature. Upside down he exe- 
cutes a novel hardshoe dance while 
swinging across the stafce, supporting 
his weight with his hands attached to 
straps conected with the swinging plat- 
form. It's a good trick. Stone is a 



hard worker and dances every minute 
he's on the stage. The Kathlyn pic- 
ture from Harold MacGrath's pen was 
shown. It is one of a series of Selig 
mellers, this one entitled "The Cruel 
Crown." It's a story of the jungles and 
Indian crowns with Kathlyn having all 
kinds of narrow escapes. 

Klein and Clifton were followed by 
the "Pauline" movie production, the 
big feature of the show. The Cadets 
de Gascogne scored with their excel- 
lent singing, while Woodford's animals 
closed. This act has a monkey named 
"Oscar" that is a capital animal enter- 
tainer. 

While dancing is their main forte, 
Klein and Clifton have some patter that 
got laughs. Some of the gags are there 
with chin whiskers, but they won't hurt 
anyone as long as the team keeps on 
reeling off that dance routine. The act 
should get all the time it wants in the 
pop houses. Mark. 



125TH STREET. 

The regular show at Proctor's 125th 
Street theatre was augmented Tuesday 
evening by a dancing contest for a cup. 
As a consequence but one picture was 
projected for the last show, a two- 
reeler. 

Of the vaudeville contingent, Willy 

Zimmerman was billed on top. and 

offered his impersonations of famous 

musicians. Harry Jolson scored the 
biggest hit of the regular show. He 
took eight or nine bows. 

Another healthy hit was Pierlot and 
Schofleld, a male juggler with a woman 
assistant, who chatters constantly while 
he works. She's about the cutest "nut" 
comedienne seen around here in some 
time and if she eliminates her opening 
song and starts right in with the eccen- 
tric stuff the act would make a nice, 
neat "No. 2" turn on a big time bill. 

Others on the bill were Yvonne, Du- 
quesne Comedy Four (New Acts) and 
Frances Stevens & Co. in "The Coun- 
try Bride." Jolo. 



AMERICAN. 

For the second half of last week the Ameri- 
can Roof had nine acta, mostly of good timbre 
and a comedy three-reel feature, "Seren Days," 
founded on the play of that name, that was 
a riotous success. If the American Is to con- 
tinue offering three-reelers at the close of the 
entertainment, commencing well on toward 
11 p. m., it might be wise to Install two 
projecting machines Instead of employing the 
"one minute, please" slide. Breaking up a 
picture at that hpur of the night has the 
effect of losing a goodly proportion of the 
audience who, given a moment to consider 
the hour, will not wait the finish, often start- 
ing a stampede. 

Of the nine acts, Trevoll and Three De 
Lyons are under New Acts, and "Seven Days" 
In Film Reviews. Wilson and Wilson, man 
and woman in Hinging, a little stepping, "nut" 
comedy and the man playing violin eccentrical- 
ly were liked. Five Armanis, operatic sing- 
ers, were not. They are of the 'Flnlncula" 
type. 

William Flemen and Co. In a comedy-dra- 
matic sketch. "The Line Between," with sure- 
fire slang, went over in good Btyle. Al. and 
Fannie Steriman are always acceptable to the 
American audiences. The distribution of hon- 
ors In this man nnd woman act are about 
even. Nip and Tuck, acrobats, have a Rood 
turn of Its kind, the straight man's work 
being very clean cut and the clown a good 
contortionist, but unfunny. Earl and Curtis, 
with their "fly" crossfire, finishing with neat 
singing and dancing, were also pleasing. 
Their taxl-typewrlter Is apparently original 
with them. 

The show was an excellent one. Jolo 



RIPPLES AT THE PALACE. 

All ii not serene back stage of the 
! alace this week. The show isn't run- 
ning as smoothly as it should. Arnold 
Daly was dissatisfied with his billing, 
feeling that he should have been head- 
lined. As he had an old act the man- 
agement couldn't see it that way and 
it was suggested that if it didn't suit, 
Daly could cancel. 

Gertrude Hoffmann's turn has been 
suffering from stage waits, which has 
interfered with its smooth progression. 

Carlos Sebastian and Dorothy Bent- 
ley cancelled their colored orchestra 
^f nine pieces after the Monday night 
show and the dusfcy musicians have 
been replaced by white instrumental- 
ists. The colored ones on advice of 
counsel, are reporting for every per- 
formance for the remainder of the 
week. 



ORDERS MORE MUSICIANS. 

Trenton, N. J., April 8. 
Managers of Trenton theatres have 
been given formal notice by the Mu- 
sicians' Union they must have six 

pieces in their orchestras after Sept. 1. 
The rule applies to all places seating 
1,000 or more. 

Managers will hold off the increase 
as long as possible. The orchestra 
leader is paid $30 a week and the 
ethers $17. 



BERNSTEIN'S 226-LB. ACT. 

Freeman Bernstein has picked up 
another act, new to vaudeville. It 
weighs 226 pounds in fighting condi- 
tion and is none other than Battling 
Jim Johnson, a colored man who be- 
lieves there is no one living able to 
knock him out. The battling boy lately 
had a go with Sam Langford, and 
although Sammy, also dark, hit James 
cften he didn't hit him hard enough 
at any one time. The same thing hap- 
pened when Battling Jim stood off 
Jack Johnson, another fighter of color. 

Bernstein is thinking of placing the 
B. J. Johnson on the stage, or hook- 
ing him up in a continuous round of 
fighting that will bring back some of 
the money Mr. Bernstein must ad- 
vance to let the Battling boy eat reg- 
ularly enough to keep up to 226. 



Resignations in Albany. 

Howard Graham, for many years 
manager of Proctor's Leland, has re- 
signed as manager of the Moss & 
Brigs house, the Colonial, because of ill 
health. Mr. Graham took the posi- 
tion a week ago. His successor is 
B. S. Muckcnfuss. 

Oscar Perrin resigned this week 
from Proctor's Grand. There is no 
truth in the published report that he 
would manage Proctor's South Pearl 
street theatre. 



Vera St. Leon Still Missing. 
The St. Leons are still conducting a 
rliligcnt search for the missing Vera 
St. Leon. Nothing has been heaid 
from the absent young woman since 
she disappeared. 



Split Week in the South. 

Knoxvillc, Tcnn., April 8. 

Next Monday the vaudeville theatres 
playing two shows daily at this point 
and Lexington. Ky., will split the 
week. The United Rooking Offices 
books them. 

Hri elofore Knoxvillc has been play 
ing a full week, and Lexington the last 
half. 



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VARIETY 



STOCKS OPENING. 

Canton, O., April 8. 
Arrangements have been concluded 
for a new stock to play the Fciber & 
Shea house here under the manage- 
ment of Mrs. Pauline Boyle. 

Auburn, N. Y., April 8. 

The Jefferson goes into stock April 
!3, when the T. B. Baylies Co. opens 
an indefinite stay here. 

Thomas Schercr has been engaged 
?.s principal comedian. 

Lowell, Mass., April 8. 
Monte Thompson, who is reported as 
having purchased a half interest here in 
the Merrimack Square theatre, installs 
1 is own stock Easter Monday. 

Altoona, Pa., April 8. 
Kirk Brown and his own stock com- 
pany is coming to town. Manager 
MacCauley has arranged for a summer 
engagement at Lake Mont Park. 

New Brunswick, N. J., April 8. 
William Harder has agreed to bring 
the Myrkle-Harder stock here for an 
indefinite engagement, opening Easter 
week at the Feiber & Shea house. 



STOCK ENGAGEMENTS. 

Stock engagements made through 
the Paul Scott Agency, New York: 
Jerome Kennedy, Dominion, Ottawa, 
Can.; Fred S. Cummings, Temple, 
Hamilton, Can.; Thomas Scherer, Dar- 
lcll Vinton, Rita Villiers, Bayless- 
Hicks stock, Jefferson, Auburn, N. Y.; 
Irene Oshier, Daniel Lawler, Thomas 
Coffin Cook, director, Feiber & Shea 
stock, Youngstown, O.; Victor Brown, 
leads, Rose King stock, North Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Carolyn Lawrence Agency: Lorna 
Elliott, leading woman; new Hippo- 
drome stock, Elizabeth, N. J. 



IRENE OSHIER LEADING. 

Youngstown, O., April 8. 
The now organizing stock company 
to open the Park May 11 will be led 
by Irene Oshier, formerly of the 
Dusquene, Pittsburgh, where her hus- 
band, T. C. Cook, was director. Mr. 
Cook will direct the Park company. 



Opposish in Sacramento. 

San Francisco, April 8. 
It's understood Bert Levey has with- 
drawn vaudeville from Post's Grand 
theatre, Sacramento, the house being 
closed, with a rumor that dramatic 
stock will be installed as "opposition" 
to the Redmond Co. 



Frank Wright's Narrow Escape. 

Pittsburgh, April 8. 

Frank Wright, lead juvenile of the 
Harry Davis Players, stabbed himself 
a little above the heart while playing 
in "The Eternal City." He staggered 
off the stage and fell in the wings. The 
wound was not serious, however, and 
he continued playing succeeding nights. 

Wright inrd a dagger in the play 
which was not sharp, but it so hap- 
pened that he plunged it tot? violent- 
ly, and it went through his clothe-, 
and into his body for about an inch. 
Had he stabbed himclf lower, he would 
have punctured his heart. 



STOCK 



STARS ON SPLIT WEEKS. 

The star-stock idea is to be taken 
up at the Academy of Music, New 
York, April 20, under William Fox's 
direction, when Robert Edeson opens 
in a revival of his former success* 
"Stronghcart." Edeson's stay will last 
one week, when Louise Gunning will 
follow for a week's appearance in 
"Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway." 
Others will be H. B. Warner and Ed- 
mund Breese. 

The intention of Mr. Pox is to taice 
these stars out of New York at the 
expiration of their Academy stay, plac- 
ing them at his theatres in New Eng- 
land playing three days stock in each 
on a split week for three cities, giving 
them one and one-half weeks out of 
town, the remainder of the time in the 
theatres to be filled in with vaudeville. 
Two permanent stock companies will 
be required for this purpose. 



CONJECTURING ON ALBANY CO. 

Albany, April 8. 

The Shuberts will send a stock com- 
pany to Harmanus Bleecker Hall May 
11. The personnel of the company has 
not yet been learned. 

Rumors, unconfirmed, are to the ef- 
fect that Bert Lytell and Evelyn 
Vaughan will head their own com- 
pany beginning in June. 

The Lytell-Vaughan Co. is doing 
capacity business at Rands' opera 
house, Troy. Their contract, which 
may be renewed, expires June 1. 



AGAINST "HOUSE OF BONDAGE/' 

Erie, Pa., April 8. 

They are going to play "The House 
of Bondage" next week at the Majes- 
tic but some of the citizens are trying 
hard to stop the piece on the grounds 
it's all wrong for Erie folk. 

The Majestic stock is going ahead 
with its rehearsals. The Mayor and 
Chief of Police have been asked to in- 
tervene. 



GERMAN DIRECTORS FIGHT. 

Cincinnati, April 8. 

The quietude of Holy Week was 
broken Monday night by a first bat- 
tle between Otto Ernst Schmid, di- 
rector of the old German theatre, and 
Gustav Muehler, who will direct the 
opposition play house next season. 

The affray occurred in the Hofbrau 
Cafe, on Vine street, near Sixth. Ac- 
cording to witnesses, Schmid and a 
party of friends were seated, when in 
came Muehler. The newcomer accept- 
ed an invitation to become one of the 
crowd. He had only been there one 
stein, as Germans measure time, when 
an argument arose. Schmid accused 
Muehler of telling untruths and Muehl- 
er retaliated in kind. Then it hap- 
pened. 

The German players say the fight is 
a sequel to the trouble at the German 
stock company which ended by Muehl- 
er and others deserting and forming 
a rival organization. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, don't 
advertise at all. 



STOCK BRIEFS. 

Lizzie Hudson Collier returned to the Pitt 
Theatre stock, Pittsburgh, last week, playing 
In "The Duke of Kllllcrankle." 



Lois Howell, formerly with the Poll stock, 
Springfield, Mass., opens at St. Paul Easter 
Monday as leading woman with the Wright 
Huntington stock. 



O. Gordon Swayne has been signed as lead- 
ing man of the John Salnpblts stock at the 
Victoria, Dayton, O., opening Easter Monday. 



Florence Roberts Is winding up her stock 
engagement with the Balnbrldge Players at 
the Shubert, Minneapolis. 



The Canadian Theatre stock reopens its sea- 
son In Montreal May 0, with H. Percy Mel- 
don, directing, and the leads played by Lil- 
lian Kemble and Edward Mackey. 



William Raymon and Bertha Mann will head 
Clark Brown's Ottawa, Canada, stock com- 
pany, with Charles D. Pitt, stage director. 



Clare Weldon, now In Paris, will resume 
stock in America upon her return in May. 



April 13 Lucille La Verne, at the head of 
her own stock company, will open In "The 
Lily" at Atlanta. In the La Verne Co. will 
be Margaret Chaffee, Olive Blakeley, Wade 
Scott, Helen Haskell, Anton Comlosy, James 
Marcus, Robert Mlddlemas, Georgia Georgette, 
Katherine Jaquith, Eugene Stewart, Louis 
Mason and Ernest Wood. 



Mary Return, of the "Little Women" Co., Is 
In New York arranging for a summer stock 
berth 



Geraldine O'Brien, who has been on the 
road with "The Chorus Lady," may join the 
Poll Players, Baltimore, for the summer. 



The Arvlne Players Inaugurate a season of 
stock at the Bijou. Orange, N. J., April 13. 
Edwin Forsberg will direct. Another company 
of Arvlne Players, managed by George Arvlne, 
will open at the same time at the Park, In- 
dianapolis. 



The Academy of Music, Jersey City, after lis 
recent failure with stock, is on the market 
Jay Packard Is trying to find a lessee or pur- 
chaser. 



The Samuels opera house, Jamestown, N. T., 
takes up a stock policy April 13. with a com- 
pany headed by William Courneen. During 
the heated months the Courneen Co. will 
operate at Celeron Park there. 



The Empire stock, Cobalt, Ont, Is to be 
beaded by Nellie Kennedy. 



When the Wright Huntington stock opens at 
English's opera house, Indianapolis, April 13, 
the leads will be played by Homer Barton, 
former leading man for the Spltz-Nathanson 
Players, Providence, R. I., and Vera Fuller 
Melllsh. 



Charles Balaar, of the Greenwall (New Or- 
leans) stock, has recovered from a severe 
Illness. 



Florence Wright has withdrawn from the 
Harvey Stock which has been playing In Rock- 
ford, 111. 

Thurston Hall .Is now leading man of the 
Orpheum Players, Chestnut Street O. H., open- 
ing Monday night. Berton Churchill was for- 
merly at the head of the company. 



William David has been engaged as leading 
man of the Wadsworth (New York) stock, re- 

E lacing Guy Harrington April 13. The latter 
as attached himself to the Warburton The- 
atre stock, Yonkers, N. Y. 

The Lyceum. Detroit, inaugurated a summer 
Reason of stock Monday when Vaughan Glaser 
and Fay Courtenay opened in "The Man Be- 
tween." 



The Academy Players, Halifax, N. S„ after 
a successful thirty weeks' season, close May 2. 
The troupe returns next season with Sidney 
Toler and Jane Morgan reengaged as leads. 



H. Percy Meldon returned Thursday from 
Bermuda. He goes to Montreal this summer, 
where the stock season at the Orpheum opens 
May 10. Meldon will direct the company. 



Victor Brown was engaged as leading man 
for the Rose King stock, North Manchester, 
N. I!., last week by Paul Scott, Joining the 
troupe this week. 



STOCK PLAYS NEXT WEEK. 

ATLANTA (Lyric).— "The Lily" (Lucllla 
La Verne Co.). 

CLEVELAND '(Cleveland). — "House of 
Bondage" (Holden Players). 

ERIE, PA. (Majestic).— "What Happened to 
Mary." 

KANSAS CITY (Auditorium).— "Broadway 
Jones." 

NEW BRITAIN, CONN. (Lyceum).— 
"Girls" (Russwln Players). 

RICHMOND.— "Girl of Golden West" 
(Grayce Scott Co.). 

TROY, N. Y. (Rani's).— "Billy" (Bert Lytell 
and Evelyn Vaughan). 

WICHITA, KAN. (Empress).— "Cowboy and 
Thief." 

MILWAUKEE (Shubert).— "Littlest Rebel.'' 
(Pabst).— "Tailor Wibbel." 

NEW ORLEANS (Greenwall). — "The 
Woman" (Stegner-Muehlman Players) (open- 
ing .season). 

PITTSBURGH (Duquesne).— "Such a Little 
Queen." (Pitt). — "Temperamental Journey." 
(Rowland). — "Lion and Mouse." 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (Broadway). — 
"Broadway Jones." 

ZANESVILLE, O. (Schultz).— "Call or the 
Woods" (Kinsey Comedy Co.). (Orpheum).— 
"We Are King" (Barret Players). 

BROOKLYN (Crescent). — "Officer 666. " 
(Greenpolnt).— "Stop Thief." (Gotham).— 
"The Littlest Rebel" (McCurdy Players). 
(Grand O. H.).— "Blindness of Virtue." 

DETROIT (Lyceum). — "Rejuvenation of 
Aunt Mary" (Vaughan Glaser Co.). 

FALL RIVER, MASS. (Savoy ).— "The Talk 
of New York" (Malley-Denison Co.). 

LAWRENCE, MASS. (Colonial).— "Life's 
Shop Window" (Malley-Denison Co.). 

ATLANTIC CITY (Savoy).— "Easiest Way" 
(Calsmlth Players). 

BALTIMORE (Auditorium).— "Lion and 
Mouse" (Poll Players) ; (Holiday) "A Young 
Wife." 

CHICAGO (Cottage Grove Empress).— "Blue 
Mouse." 

CINCINNATI (German).— "Die Soerster 
Chrlstl." 

INDIANAPOLIS (English's).— "The Deep 
Purple" (Wright Huntington Players) ; (Ly- 
ceum) "Hawthorne, U. S. A." (Arvlne Play- 
ers). 

SYRACUSE (Wietlng).— "The Tenderfoot" 
(Lew Morton Co.). 

YONKERS, N. Y. (Warburton).— "The Rain- 
bow." 



THAYER STOCK DISBANDS. 

Westbrook, Me., April 8. 

The Dorothy Thayer Stock closed a 
six weeks' engagement at the Scenic, 
Saturday. The company has disbanded. 
Miss Thayer will open with a new 
company at Rumford Falls after East- 
er. Lloyd Foster, a former member of 
the company, will open at the Star, this 
city, Monday with a company of five 
people, playing dramatic tabs. 



MUSICAL CO. AT AMERICAN. 

Spokane, April 8. 

Harry Cleveland's musical comedy 
stock company, which has been play- 
ing in Victoria, will begin an indefinite 
run at the American Monday. The 
initial show will be "The Honeymoon 
Trail." 

The American, Spokane's finest 
theatre, has been playing pictures. 



Stock in W. & V. Houses. 

The Wilmer & Vincent vaudeville 
theatres in Utica and Norfolk will 
abandon the policy for the season April 
20. The firm's house at Harrisburg 
April 27. Each theatre will thereafter 
take on stock policy. 



Ed. Redmond is attached to the Dlspenbrok 
Theatre stock, Sacramento, Cal. 



Stocks Closing. 

Kansas City, April 8. 

The Wolf Stock Company closed 
last week in Topeka and the manage- 
ment is trying to arrange another date 
at once. 

Springfield, Mass., April 8. 

Announcement has been made of the 
closing of stock at the Broadway after 
a season of 51 weeks, consecutively. 

Next week "Broadway Tones" is to 
be put on, with Edna Baker and Carl 
Brickert in the leads; after which a 
policy of vaudeville will be inaugurated. 
Dan Scullen is to remain in charge. 



VARIETY 



19 



HANDSOME PICTURE HOUSE 

IS NEW Y ORK'S STRAND 

Due to Open Tomorrow (Saturday) Night. Represents 

Nearly $1,000,000. Seats 3,300 on Two Floors and 

Compares Favorably With Any Metropolitan 

Theatre. Three Organs and Orchestra 

of 30 Installed. Prices 25 Cents 

Top. Straight Pictures, With 

Music, the Policy. 



New Yorkers will have a more 
clearly defined idea of what moving 
pictures mean and where they are go- 
irg to after viewing the new Strand 
theatre at Broadway and 48th street, 
opening tomorrow (Saturday) night. 
It will seat 3,300 people on the two 
floors, and compares favorably with 
any theatre in the metropolis. Prices 
?.ie to be 25 cents for any scat in the 
orchestra, with box seats 50 cents. 
Three organs have been installed and 
an orchestra of 30 pieces placed in the 
pit. 

The Strand represents an investment 
cf nearly $1,000,000. It was promoted 
an ' financed by the Mitchell Mark 
Realty Co., the three principal stock- 
holders being Mitchell and Moc Mark 
and Max Spiegel. The theatre stands 
on leased ground. It covers nearly the 
entire block fronting on Broadway. 
Other than a loan of $400,000 made by 
the Sutton Estate (which owns the 
land) the building was seen through to 
completion by the Mark people. 

Thomas W. Lamb, the architect for 
the Strand, will have some of the New 
York theatre managers who believe 
they know the last word in theatre 
construction opening their eyes at this 
house. Its lobby entrance from Broad- 
way is 40 feet wide by 70 deep, with 
three ticket selling booths. The stage 
could hold any production and the 
theatre has been built with accommo- 
dations for any change of policy ever 
made. Thirty-two flaming arcs will 
run around the front of the Strand. 

It will be upon entering the theatre 
proper that the managers' eyes will pop. 
They will inquire why the Strand is 
not playing a music hall show instead 
ol pictures. The house has a balcony 
promenade, with an oval opening look- 
ing down into the orchestra that has 
been the dream of all New York va- 
riety managers for years. It is some- 
what similar to the promenade idea at 
the Alhambra, London. The sight 
lines on both floors arc as near per- 
fection as they may be gotten, and the 
decorative scheme, which is carried 
throughout the theatre, is subduedly 
elegant. $7 chairs have been placed in 
the orchestra and $6 chairs in the bal- 
cony. While there has been no ex- 
travagance or waste in the building, 
there has been no "cheating." 

One of the organs is placed on the 
rear of the stage, and the other two 
on the right and left (inside') of the 
proscenium arch, a lattice work finish 
in front of the instruments giving the 
vent for the music to the auditorium. 
In the operators' booth is a specially 
constructed Simplex projecting ma- 
chine that must throw the picture 150 
feet from the rear of the balcony to 



the sileet, about the longest "throw" 
of any picture house. The booth will 
have four machines. 

The Strand no doubt will be pro- 
nounced the handsomest picture 
theatre in this country, if not the 
world, and with the best location. New 
Yorkers will say they do not see how 
show people can give a picture show 
in a theatre like it for 25 cents. The 
house itself will draw business. 

The Mark brothers claim to have 
opened the first picture theatre over 
here, some 20 years ago. They are ex- 
perienced and practical picture people 
and are operating the Strand them- 
selves. 

F. S. Rothapfel is manager of the 
Strand; A. P. Warde, press agent. 

The feature film for the first pro- 
gram will be "The Spoilers," a Selig, 
in nine reels. 



TRYING OUT LIEBLER FILMS. 

The second photoplay to bear the 
Liebler trademark and to be made by 
the Vitagraph is "The Eternal City," 
now being camcraed by the Vita 
people, its anticipated release being 
around July 1. 

In making a photoplay production of 
"The Garden of Allah," another Lieb- 
ler play which the Vita will do, it will 
be necessary for the players and cam- 
era men to hike to North Africa. 
This will not enable the Vita to turn 
the picture feature loose before next 
fall. 



NO PICTURE THIS WEEK. 

No feature film was shown at the 
American theatre the first half of this 
week. It was said about the building 
the program was too long and the 
new feature for the week had been 
placed elsewhere on the circuit. 



KIN. FOR FIFTH AVENUE. 

F. F. Proctor has contracted to show 
Kinemacolor films at the Fifth Avenue 
commencing Monday next. 



Exposition Exclusive Rights. 

Chicago, April 8. 

The Industrial Moving Picture Co. 
of Chicago, of which W. R. Rothacker, 
a former newspaper man, is general 
manager, has been officially awarded 
the eonliact to exclusively mainLa*n 
motion picture departments in the 
Forest Products Expositions which will 
be held at the Coliseum, Chicago, 
April 30 to May 9, and at the Grand 
Central Palace, New York, May 21- 
30. 

At each a complete show will be 
given showing every phase of the lum- 
ber industry. 



SHERRY PUT ONE OVER. 

There's a man in pictures who has 
put one over that will make some of 
the big movie producers think twice 
before they will release or sell state 
rights to some of their forthcoming 
camera productions. He is W. L. 
Sherry, head of the Sherry Exchange, 
which has the exclusive handling of 
the New York State rights to the pic- 
tures turned out by the Famous Play- 
ers Co. and the Jesse L. Lasky Co. 

Sherry has been saying nothing but 
sawing wood and was one of the few 
exchange men to see the possibilities 
of tying up the state rights for these 
concerns' features. 

The former successful Broadway 
play with the original dramatic star as 
a movie attraction has made such re- 
turns at the box office the demand for 
the features in the state of New York 
alone has set the heads of the F. P. and 
the Lasky Co. thinking. In other 
words gauging the demand and the 
price the theatres of New York City 
and state are paying for the Lasky 
"Squaw Man" (Dustin Earnum) and 
the Famous Players pictures has re- 
sulted in some tall figuring being done. 



G. F. CHEAPENING FEATURES. 

The feature branch of the General 
Film Co. is making vigorous efforts 
to establish that portion of its business 
and are making all sorts of concessions 
to exhibitors. 

There is nothing on the books to 
show it has cut prices for features, but 
unofficially they are said to have made 
contracts with picture houses for a 
single day's showing and permitted 
the exhibitors to retain the reels an 
additional day without charge. 



"LIGHTS O' LONDON" IN MAY. 

(Special Callt to Varibtt.) 

London, April 8. 

The Magnet will be the first com- 
pany releasing "The Lights o' London," 
some time in May. 



Cleveland Exhibitors Organize. 
Cleveland, April 8. 
All representatives of the various in- 
terests among the Cleveland motion 
picture exhibitors met Thursday and 
organized themselves itno the Cleve- 
land Motion Picture Association. 




HARRIMANS NOT IN PICTURES. 

Word has been freely circulated 
about the moving picture rialto that 
''the Harrimans" were financing a new 
picture producing company and had 
made overtures to a number of direct- 
ors and prominent players. 

At the office of the E. H. Harriman 
estate, 475 Fifth avenue, Mr. Tcrghoff, 
manager of the Harriman interests, 
denied any such connection, saying 
that not only the estate wasn't itself 
in any way connected with such an 
enterprise, but that no one connected 
with the family was, to his knowledge; 
that they couldn't very well be without 
his knowledge; that the family made 
no investments other than in railroad 
or industrials, and that the matter had 
never been broached. 



PICTURE BALL IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, April 8. 

The International Motion Picture 
Association, which includes about 400 
managers, will give a ball in the Coli- 
seum May 14. 

Leading manufacturers have prom- 
ised to allow their stars an opportun- 
ity to come to Chicago for the occa- 
sion. 



FREE FILM AT AUDITORIUM. 

Chicago, April 8. 

The photo-drama of "Creation," a 
huge collection of Biblical films and 
lantern slides, opened Sunday night at 
the Auditorium before an audience of 
3,000 people. The show is given under 
the auspices of the International Bible 
Students Association of which Pastor 
C. T. Russell is the president. 

The films will be on exhibition five 
weeks, with the public admitted free 
of charge. 



BISON CO. IN HONOLULU. 

The Universal has a company of 
photoplayers in Honolulu, the Bison 
101 Co. having taken possession of a 
studio there adjacent to the Royal 
Hawaiian O. H. 

In the Honolulu company are Henry 
McRae, director; Allen Watt, assistant 
director; Robert Ross, technical direc- 
tor; Billy Reiter, property man; F. M. 
Dean, cameraman; Harry Edmondson, 
Margaret Oswald (Mrs. Henry Mc- 
Rae), May Foster, Betty Schadc, Marie 
Walcamp, Tess Graham, Lulu Warren- 
tcn, Mrs. Bainbridge, William Clifford, 
Rex de Rosselli, Val Paul and Laur- 
ence Showers. 



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STAGED IN REALISTIC HADES. 

Baltimore, April 8. 

Canned drama in its most thrilling 
form was dished up within the last 
few days sizzling hot at the Maryland 
Steel Co.'s plant, Sparrows Point, a 
few miles from the outskirts of this 
city, when Henry B. Warner and seven 
other members of the Famous Players 
Co. posed for "movies" of "The Lost 
Paradise." 

The realism of a real Hades was sup- 
plied by the big smoking stacks and t In- 
flaming pieces of molten iron from the 
tremendous furnaces of the plant. 

Catherine Carter played the "rich 
daughter" and J. Searle Dawlcy staged 
the production. Others in the cast 
were Rcta Stanwood, Annie Summers, 
Phillip Teed. Trixie lenncry and G. W. 
Playtcr. 



20 



VARIETY 



SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE 
OHIO STATE CENSO RSHIP STATUS 

Film Companies Would Restrain Buckeye State Board of 

Censors Frem Expurgating Movies Which They Deem 

Unnecessary But Federal Judges Turn Deaf Ear. 

Photoplay Men Will Appeal to Higher Court. 



Cleveland, April 8. 

The Ohio state board of picture cen- 
sors will resume passing on films until 
the validity of the act establishing the 
board is passed upon by the United 
States Supreme Court. Federal Judges 
Warrington, Killits and Day of the 
local district last Thursday refused an 
interlocutory injunction sought by the 
Mutual to restrain the board. The 
film companies were given 15 days to 
appeal to the federal supreme court. 
The decision was the first that any 
court had ever given in passing on the 
validity of the law establishing the cen- 
sor board. 

The chief question involved was 
whether the state had the power to 
regulate the exhibition of pictures. 
The companies contended the law vio- 
lated grave constitutional rights. 

Violation of the first amendment to 
the federal constitution is specifically 
charged, this amendment providing 
that any citizen may freely speak, write 
and publish his sentiments on all sub- 
jects, being responsible for the abuse of 
such right. It was contended that in 
pictures the films depicted dramatiza- 
tions of standard novels and short 
stories and magazine articles, exhibited 
scientific subjects, exploration and 
events described in daily newspapers. . 

An appeal is being taken to the.' 
United States Supreme Court. 

"When censorship chops and ruins 
films for paltry and unjustifiable rea- 
sons it becomes unendurable." 

Such is the comment made this week 
by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 
speaking of the decision of the federal 
court which sustained the Ohio board 
of censors. Further it said: 

"The censorship idea is commenda- 
ble. It is calculated to add to the use- 
fulness and popularity of pictures. 
There is no doubt that censoring went 
altogether too far before the injunc- 
tion was granted against the Ohio 
board. It is hoped now that the cen- 
sors have learned a lesson and that 
the wholesale expurgations on prud- 
ish and unjustifiable grounds will cease. 
The censorship board should be rather 
an agency of prevention than of fussy 
interference with a legitimate busi- 
ness." 



Thanhouser Wild West. 

Out New Rochelle way the Than- 
houser picture makers are working on 
some new features the company is 
making in addition to getting out its 
regular weekly releases. 

C. J. Hite, head of the Thanhouser 
company, has gotten Al. Jennings un- 
der a special contract and he is to 
appear in a serial contract dealing 
with the palmy border days of the 
west, when Jennings was dodging 
sheriff posses and making life miser- 
able for bank cashiers and express 
train messengers. 

Hite is making plans to bring out 



a big multiple reeler entitled "The 
Million Dollar Mystery" to which the 
Thanhouser Co. is putting a lot of 
time and money. 



PICTURE MEN AT P. P. E. 

The New York men who are getting 
a corner on the sensational feature 
film have their eyes turned toward 
San Francisco to which point they will 
migrate when the Panama-Pacific In- 
ternational Exposition opens in 1915. 

They have it all figured out that a 
nice bank roll will reward them for 
their trouble in making Panama-Pacific 
Expo, amusement concessions out of 
their films. It looks as though there is 
going to be a deluge of movie shows 
on the exposition grounds when the 
big fair opens. 

Just how the exposition managers 
are going to look upon the influx of 
pictures remains to be seen, but it's 
odds that a lot of the movie sideshow 
outfits will have to pitch tents outside 
the exposition grounds. 

While it is pretty early to bank on 
movie prospects at the Expo, it's cer- 
tain that some of the big picture spec- 
tacles which are being brought out in 
New York this summer will eventually 
find their way as special features of 
the big amusement street in San Fran- 
cisco in 1915. 



"BATTLE OF SEXES" AT WEBER 

The Mutual is changing the picture 
daily at Weber's this week. "Dope," 
the feature film there left Saturday 
after two weeks, playing to $2,200 the 
first week and $1,100 the second. 

Next Sunday at Weber's a five-reeler 
called "The Battle of the Sexes" will 
go in the house for a run under the 
Mutual's direction, the Mutual having 
Weber's under a guarantee weekly, the 
house taking first monies. 

The banner business for the Mutual 
at Weber's was brought in by "The 
Gangsters" with which the picture 
concern started its tenancy of the 
theatre. The opening week "The 
Gangsters" did $3,100, second week, 
$2,600, and third week, $1,800. 



Picture Actress Marries. 

Lexington, Ky., April 8. 

Elizabeth McCoy Ward, an actress 
with the Chicago Feature Film Co., 
and Norman Lillie, of Cliquot, Mass., 
were married here last night. 

The bride will quit the pictures when 
her contract expires. The couple 
quarreled a year ago and met by acci- 
dent, Wednesday. 



Pictures in L. A. Auditorium. 

Los Angeles, April 8. 
Clune, the movie magnate of the 
Pacific Coast and who is regarded as 
one of the largest exhibitors in this 
section, has taken over the huge 
Auditorium here and will install pic- 
tures, starting May 1. 



COMPANY OF COLORED PLAYERS. 

A company of colored movie players 
is being organized in New York by a 
former legitimate road manager who 
expects to feature the plays in which 
they take part in the colored photo- 
play houses. He will also market the 
pictures with any of the houses cater- 
ing to the white folks. 

This will be the first time any at- 
tempt to form a motion picture com- 
pany of negroes has been put close to 
realization. It's understood that there 
are numerous movies south that are at- 
tended only by negroes who would cor- 
dially welcome such an organisation. 



"NAPOLEON" HOLDS OVER. 

The "Napoleon" feature picture at 
the New York theatre is holding over. 
It is reported to have played to $6,400 
last week, having done $1,280 Sunday. 
The film is "The Last 100 Days of 
Napoleon," and is played on percent- 
age between the Anglo-American Co. 
(which has the theatre under a guaran- 
teed rent) and A. H. Woods. The 
terms are said to be 70-30. 

Next week the baseball pictures go 
or at the New York, the house re- 
maining under the A-A direction. 



MAKING PICTURES UP-STATE. 
Rochester, N. Y., April 8. 

The Rochester Motion Picture Play 
Co., organized in New York recently, 
v/ill open for business here about 
April 15. 

The fifth and sixth floors of the 
building at the corner of Main and 
W r ater streets, have been leased, and 
will be fitted out as a studio. This 
company has acquired 50 acres in West 
Brighton, and a studio 80x200 will be 
erected there. Charles Trumenter, of 
this city, is temporary president. 



Booking Castle Dancing Picture. 

The 1,000 feet film showing Mr. and 
Mrs. Vernon Castle in all the new 
society dances has been taken over by 
the United Booking Feature Film Co. 
for exclusive bookings. 

Tony Duffy and Joe Daly, of the 
U. B. O. movie department, got busy 
last week and booked the picture for 
some more New York exhibitions. 
Walter Rosenberg landed it for all of 
his theatres. 



Versatile Sleuth. 

Rochester, April 8. 
Versatile Acting Detective Michael 
J. Doyle is a song writer. His first 
stroll down melody lane is with 
'There's An Isle O'er the Sea," a tune- 
ful ballad. It is being sung frequently 
locally. So sure is the author of his 
piece, he has gone to the expense of 
having it published. 



Gaumont's Foreign Traveler. 

Frank E. Balladur, formerly of the 
Gaumont Co., has been sent to London 
to act as European representative, 
traveling between London and Paris 
for the purpose of buying first-class 
negatives. 

He will also line up comedy nega- 
tives and three and four reelers for 
Am erican presentation. 

If yon don't advertise In TABBBTT, don't 
advertise at nlL 



NEW BUILDINGS. 

A new movie, costing about $25,000, will bo 
built on the south side of Jamaica avenue. 
Woodbaven, L. 1., by Lott ft Oascoyne. 

Revised plans are being made by the Lib- 
man Contracting Co. for tbe theatre at 153-165 
West 40th street. New York. 

Louis A. Shelnart is putting the finishing 
touches to the plans for the new theatre to 
be built by Philip and Benjamin Menschel at 
300-808 Bast 9th street, estimated to cost 
about $15,000. 

Up in tbe Bronx work has been started on 
two theatre buildings, 105x100 feet, on South- 
ern boulevard, 163 feet north of Westchester 
avenue, by the Property Operating Corpora- 
tion, a New York concern, one to be an Indoor 
theatre, seating 600, and the other an open-air 
playhouse, seating 000. Both will cost about 
$75,000. 

The 72d Street Amusement Co. has accepted 
plans for a new movie, costing about $15,000, 
to be constructed at 346-350 East 72d street. 



Edmonton, April 8- 
Work on a $400,000 theatre on Second street 
almost opposite the recently built Pantages 
vaudeville house, will be started in about a 
month. George Pearson, of Warwick, England, 
a large property owner in Edmonton and sev- 
eral other western cltieB, has made the an- 
nouncement. The building will seat some 
2.500. 



Sioux City, April 8. 
Work has been started on the new Em- 
press, being built by J. Uregger. It will play 
pop vaudeville, probably booked by the Loew 
Circuit. 

Webster City, la., April 8. 
A theatre is to be erected In LeMars this 
summer. It will combine a business block and 
cost around $50,000. A $30,000 theatre Is to 
be erected in Hampton. It will be used as a 
picture house. 

Buffalo, April 8. 
A new theatre, which It is said will cost 
$50,000, will be erected on tbe present site of 
the Academy, construction to begin soon after 
the close of the season. Local capitalists and 
theatrical men are interested in the deal* which 
lately comprised the purchase of adjoining 
property. An entire new building is to be 
erected following the wrecking of the old 
buildings now on the site. A roof garden will 
be an added feature and will command a full 
view of lower Lake Erie. 

St. Louis, April 8. 
Plans have been drawn for a combination 
theatre for Delmar and Taylor avenues, the 
site of the Bonita, a picture park. Clymer & 
Drisler, designers of thi Princess, are the 
architects, and a real estate company is said to 
be promoting a $250,000 project. Joseph Nathan 
of Nathan ft Wood, who has Dreamland 
here and dancing pavilions In other cities, is 
mentioned as one of the backers. The the- 
atre would have a seating capacity of 3.500 
and, like the dancing floor, be of semi-outdoor 
construction. The picture park proved a suc- 
cesse here. 

St. Louis, April 8. 
The Grand Opera Committee handling the 
coming engagement of the Chicago-Philadel- 
phia company has plans for a new $500,000 
opera and apartment house which it is hoped 
to finance. A site on or near Grand avenue Is 
sought St. Louis bas no modern theatre 
with anything like the capacity needed for 
grand opera engagements and special engage- 
ments, and while the need of such a house 
has been apparent for some time, It baa re- 
mained a need. Tbe present movement may be 
more than mere publicity in the interest of 
the coming opera season, the date of which Is 
April 16-18. 



Plans have been filed by Gross ft Wein- 
berger for a one-story brick building 42x100 
to be erected at Webster avenue and 100th 
street, at an estimated cost of $15,000, to be 
used as a picture bouse. 



"CLEAN-UP" CAMPAIGN. 

Cleveland, April 8. 

Motion pictures have been arranged 
to aid in "The Clean-up and Brighten- 
up" campaign in Cleveland, April 27 
to May 9. 

Most of the local houses w ; ll run 
films free for the campaign committee. 
These pictures will show yards and 
houses before and after cleaning up. 



KELLERMANN GOING ABROAD. 

Now that Annette Kellerman has 
completed her first moving picture, she 
is about to sail for the other side 
where stage engagements on the Con- 
tinent, Spain and Portugal will keep 
her employed for some time. 

Miss Kellerman has taken a liking to 
pictures and prefers to pose before the 
camera rather than plunge into a tank 
of water. 



VARIETY 



I 



FILM FLASHES 



Marguerite Rlsser. a former Path* Ingenue, 
Is the latest acquisition to the Universal ranks. 



Bennle Goetz, studio manager of the Crys- 
tal Film Co., was married March ID to Goldle 
Felflteln. 

Harold MacGrath, tbe author, is due in 
New York April 10 from a long European tour 
and upon his arrival here will confer with 
the Thanhouser Co. and Joseph Medlll Patter- 
son, of tbe Chicago Tribune, regarding the 
Sroposed movie production of his story, "Tbe 
llllion Dollar Mystery," which will appear 
In the Tribune and other papers, starting 
June 21. Lloyd F. Lonergan will asKlst In 
tbe photoplay making, while the principal 
players will be Marguerite Snow, Flo La 
Badle, James Cruze and Sidney Bracey. 

Tbe negative of "Protea," owned by the 
World Film Corporation, was not lost in the 
Eclair factory fire after all, and the W. F. 
Co. is planning to bring It out within tbe 
near future. 



For the first time the Edison talking pic- 
tures were placed on the amusement market 
Long Island is to get them right at her own 
doors as General Booking Manager Buck has 
a thorough route of L. 1. made out. Harry 
Morrison will travel ahead of the talkers, the 
first L. I. exhibition starting Easter Sunday 
at Flushing. After Morrison travels to tbe 
last L. I. stand at Oreenport he will Jump 
Into Connecticut and New York state. 

Now that the southern story of "Tess of the 
Storm Country" has been a bigger success In 
pictures than anticipated, several movie pro- 
ducers plan to acquire tbe movie rights to 
"Freckles." "Freckles," while no longer be- 
ing played on the road, is still receiving a 
good run in stock production, the Sanger-Jor- 
dan Co. having charge of Its distribution. 

E. A. Turner, formerly with Lubln, and a 
stock leading man for some seasons, has joined 
the Victory, going to Bermuda with the com- 
pany there, under the direction of James 
Gordon. 



Hereafter, on Sundays only, feature films 
from the Apex plant will be shown at the 
Park. During the week tbe "Change" per- 
formances will continue but tbe Sabbath will 
be given over to tbe special film display. 

The Sunday Schools of Texas want more 
educational films. In the big Texas state 
convention-' In Fort Worth, March 27. resolu- 
tions were passed calling for more pictures 
of the Biblical and Instructional kind to be 
made, sent, shipped or expressed into the 
south so ' tbe Texas Sunday Schools and 
churches can supply the great demand there 
for them. 



The booming of publicity guns for tbe an- 
nual convention of the International Motion 
Picture Association and Independent Exhibit- 
ors of America at the Grand Central Palace, 
New York, June 8-13, Is resounding through- 
out fllmdom, and great is tbe interest that is 
being taken by the numerous firms and ex- 
hibitors who have reserved space. Each ex- 
hibitor desiring to attend is asked to send 
bis name, address and name of tbeatre so that 
the proper Identification card may be sent 
him. 



"Across tbe Pacific" Is to be filmed with 
Harry Clay Blaney and Kitty Wolfe (Mrs. 
Blaney) playing their old roles. Blaney and 
a company of 30 go to Tampa, Fla., April 15, 
to make a six-part photoplay out of the for- 
mer Btage piece. 



Cecil Spooner Is going Into tbe movies and 
will present ber former success, "The Dancer 
and the King." 



The Photograph Co., Syracuse, Is making a 
splurge with Its eight-reeled feature of Sit- 
ting Bull. 



Carl Gregory, players and cameramen, left 
last week for the Bahamas where an under- 
water scene will be taken for the new Than- 
houser feature, "The Million Dollar Mystery." 
Captain C. E. Williamson, who Invented the 
flexible tube chamber, Is with tbe Gregory Co. 



Jay Cairns has accepted the post of di- 
rector of publicity for the Thanhouser Film 
Corporation. 

A laundry In full working trim is shown 
in the Majestic photoplay, "A l'alr of Cuffs," 
which Jack Adolphl Is directing. 



Clara Horton and Willie Gibbons are appear- 
ing in a series of juvenile photoplays In which 
the principal roles are played by the "kiddies." 

George Sclgmann (Reliance) came to New 
York from Los Angeles upon recoiviug wcrd 
that his mother had died last' week. 

Constance Bennett, who Is keeping the police 
of New York nnd the Blnche feature camera- 
men on the Jump, got her name and picture 
In the Manhattan papers last week. She 
climbed to the glided ball atop the Equitable 
Trust Building, which feat will be one of the 
sensational bits of the four-reeler, "Fighting 
Death." 



The cast for "The Littlest Rebel" feature 
film, the first production of Its kind to be 
projected by the Photo Piny Productions Co., 
has been completed. it Includes K. K. Lin- 
coln. William J. Sorella. EstHle Coffin. Mlml 
Yvonne, Blaine Evans. Maude St. John, Mar- 



tin Reagan, Bert Frank, Paul Pllklngton. 
Edgar Lewis is the director. 

Harry Rockefeller, who owns the Ocean 
tbeatre, Asbury Park, N. J., opens his spring 
season of the house Saturday night with the 
"Old Curiosity Shop" feature film. He will 
continue the picture policy two nights weekly 
until the summer season sets in. 



A new company to handle exclusive Euro- 
pean feature films has bean Incorporated at 
Columbus. Nelson F. Evans, of Cleveland. Is 
president ; I. W. McMahan, of Cincinnati, flret 
vice-president ; W. J. Ftnlay, Jr., Toledo, sec- 
ond vice-president; Jerome M. Jackson, Cin- 
cinnati, treasurer ; C. F. Evans, Toledo, secre- 
tary. The capitalisation Is $25,000. 



H. M. Horkbeimer, president and general 
manager of the Balboa Amusement Producing 
Co., which makes the Balboa Feature Films, Is 
at a New York hotel Just prior to departure 
for London, wbere he will establish a branch 
office for the handling of the Balboa outfit. 
The Balboa Co. recently transferred Its gen- 
eral offices from Los Angeles to the Long 
Branch studios. Horkhelmer, just before quit- 
ting California, Installed a third company of 
photoplayers, with Henry Wulze as general di- 
rector. Among the people now under contract 
are Pop Leonard, comedian, and Lucille 
Younge, formerly of the Majestic and Usonla 
companies. William Jossey, of the Balboa 
forces, who recently suffered a stroke of appo- 
plexy, Is now recovering. 



"The Escape," by Paul Armstrong, has been 
made Into a four part movie production by 
the Mutual with the underworld characters 

6layed by Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Robert 
[arron and Donald Crisp. Owen Moore Is the 
Dr. Von Elden of the film. Other prominent 
roles are played by Spottlswoode and Charles 
Abbe. 



Julius Singer, late manager of the World 
Feature Film Co., Kansas City, sold his In- 
terests yesterday and left at once for New 
York. Singer got In wrong locally by crossing 
the city film censor on a white slave film and 
then defending slave films in a speech before 
picture managers. 

Constance Bennett had everything framed 
for a leap from a ferry boat Tuesday, but an 
alert boatman prevented the daring young 
woman from carrying out her scheme. 



George Cooper, formerly of tbe Relnfax Mu- 
sical Motion Picture Co., is now sales manager 
of tbe Atsco, Inc., supply house. 



Mae Lawrence has been engaged to play the 
leads with the reorganized Whitman Warren 
Feature Film Co. Giles Warren Is director of 
the new company which will use the Whitman 
studios at CUffslde, N. J. 



Pearl Blndelar, the leading woman of the 
Pathe American Co., has signed with Al. H. 
Woods for the "Potash and Perlmutter" show, 
taking the present Louise Dressier role next 
Monday night at the Cohan theatre. Miss 
Slndelar will continue her picture work when 
not appearing at the theatre. 8he was form- 
erly on the Woods pay roll. 



The Alhambra (movie), Waterbury, Conn., 
has been leased by Its owner, John Hausdorf, 
to a New York party. 



Captain Jack Bonavlta, the animal trainer, 
who has come within an ace several times of 
being killed by his pets. Is going to return to 
tbe movies. Bonavlta, now In Tampa, Fla., 
where be has been working with his lions, and 
a deal Is on for Jack and his animals to fig- 
ure in a big, new photoplay feature. 



The Evening Sun Is running the "Adven- 
tures of Kathlyn" picture story, the Evening 
Journal Is playing up the "Perils of Pauline" 
thriller, while the Mall announces that It will 
offer the "Lucille Love Mystery" which the 
Universal Is going to play up as a "continued 
feature." 



William B. Sheerer, of the Eclair company, 
left Tuesday for Arizona, where he will Join 
tbe Eclair stock company in their western 
studio. 



PERILS OF PAULINE 

The serial thing in movies has come to stay. 
There's hardly a big concern now that Isn't 
getting out a melodramatic series In which a 
young woman Is the heroine and the camera 
has her having hairbreadth escapes by the 
score. One of the newest series is entitled 
"The Perils of Pauline." which the Pathe Com- 



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APRIL 13— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Last Supper, 2-reel dr. A ; 
KeyBtone and Reliance titles not announced. 

GENERAL F— The Bondage of Fear, dr, B; 
The Wiles of a Slreen, 2-reel dr. K: Pathe's 
Weekly No. 21) (West) and No. SO (East) 
Pthe ; The Cherry Pickers, 2-reel dr, S ; The 
Battle of the Weak, dr, V; Quarantined, com, 
E : The Three Geese, com, Mel. 

UNIVERSAL— The Bolted Door, 3-reel dr, 
Vic ; Notoriety, dr. I ; Lured from Squash 
Center, com, P. 

APRIL 14— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— Mile. La Mode, com. Be; His 
Punishment, dr, Maj ; The Musician's Daugh- 
ter. 2-reel, dr, T. 

GENERAL F— The Resurrection of Caleb 
Worth, dr, E ; Pierre of the North, dr, 8-A ; 
The Secret Vault, dr, Kl ; The Ruins of 
Angkor, and Picturesque CoaBt of Catalonia, 
split-reel (Travel), Pthe; A Romance of the 
Forrest Reserve, dr, S ; He never Knew, 2-reel 
dr. V ; Business and Love, and The Peace- 
maker's Pay, split-reel com, L- 

UNIVERSAL— Lucille Love— Tbe Girl of 
Mystery, 2-reel dr, O S ; An Up-to-date Cook, 
and Three Men and a Girl, split-reel com, C ; 
Universal Ike Makes a Monkey of Himself, 
com, U I. 

APRIL 15— WEDNESDAY 

MUTUAL — The Independence of Susan, dr. 
A; Captnln Junior,. 2-reel dr. Mr; Komlc title 
not announced. 

GENERAL F Lo. tlie Poor Indian, com. E; 
The Navajo Blanket, 2-reel dr, K ; And He 
Came Back, com, S-A ; Whiffles' Affinity, com, 
nnd Flowers that Bloom In the Spring, (educ) 
split-reel, Pthe; The Chicken Inspector, com, 
V : A Page from Yesterday, dr, S ; A Father's 
Henri. 2-reel dr. L. 

UNIVERSAL— The Test. dr. N ; The Sharps 
Wiinf a Flat. com. .1 ; The Heart's Highway. 
L'-rcc! dr. E< lr ; Universal Animated Weekly. 
No. 110. U. 



APRIL 16— THURSDAY 

MUTUAL— Thieves, 2-reel dr. Dom; Twenty 
Minutes of Love, com. Key; Mutual Weekly. 
No. 68, M. 

OENERAL F— Melody and Art, dr. B ; High 
Life Hits Slippery 8llm. w-com, B-A; Strength 
of Family Ties. 2-reel dr, L; A 'Quack and the 
Would-be Suicide, and Batty Bill's Pertinacity, 
split-reel com, Mel; A Mad Love, 2-reel dr, 
Pthe; A Flirt's Repentance, dr. 8; The Kiss, 
dr. V ; Pathe's Weekly, No. 80 (West) and No. 
31 (East), Pthe. 

UNIVERSAL— The Sea Coast of Bohemia, 
2-reel dr, I ; The Boob Incognito, eom, Rx ; 
That Cuckooville Horse Race, com, Frnt. 

APRIL 17— FRIDAY 

MUTUAL— Her Awaking, dr, Pr; Old Man, 
dr, Rel : Kay Bee title not announced. 

GENERAL F— A Question or Hats end 
Gowns. 2-reel com-dr, E ; Tbe Winner, 2-reel 
com, S-A ; A Race with the Limited, rr-dr.K ; 
Red Head and Ma's 8ultors and Doc Yak, 
Over tbe Fence and Out, split-reel com, 8 ; 
Innocent but Awkward, com, V; A Chance In 
Life, dr, L. 

UNIVERSAL— When the Girls Joined the 
Force, 2-reel com. N ; Pitfalls, dr, P ; U. 8. 
Government Inspection of Beef, (educ), Vic. 

APRIL 18— SATURDAY 

MUTUAL— The Stllleto, 2-reel dr. Rel ; Mable 
at the Wbeel, com, Key ; Collecting tbe Rent, 
com. R. 

GENERAL F— A Princess of the Desert dr, 
E; Broncho Billy and tbe Rattler, w-dr, S-A; 
Guaranteed Rain-Proof, and A Strenuous Ride, 
split-reel com, L; The Ghost, 3-reel dr, Pthe; 
The Vanity Case, 2-reel dr, V ; The Fight on 
Deadwood Trail, dr, K ; Ambitious Pa, and 
Mixed Malls, split-reel com, B ; Hesrst-Sellg 
News Pictorial No. ltt. 8. 

UNIVERSAL— Not Decided, com, J; Man's 
Best Friend, dr. Frnt; Dolores d'Arada, 2-reel 
dr. B101. . a .. 1 



eany acted, but Is being handled for the trade 
y the Eclectic Film Co. "The Portia of Pau- 
line" are given In "episodes." According te 
the plans of the men back of the serial movie 
feature Pathe Is going to tour tbe world In 
giving Pauline a chance to have "close calls" 
In all sorts of environment. There's no telling 
where Pauline Is going to lsnd but so for In 
the two "episodes" exhibited she has come out 
unscathed. Pauline's adopted father was rich. 
Harry Marvin, son of the old manufacturer, Is 
smitten with Pauline's charms and of course 
this hands ths serial a love pair to start with. 
Then there are two "deep, dyed-in-the-wool" 
villains In Marvin's secretary and his right- 
hand bower, a race track tout, hick and black- 
mailer. The secretary can Inherit a fortune 
by Pauline's death and this gives the vlllyuns 
a chance to gst In their dirty work. In the 
second Installment of the Pauline picture the 
connections were well mode, tbe photography 
Is Immenss and the plot hangs ro well that at 
the 23d 8treet thestre Tuesday night the pic- 
ture made a big hit Pearl White, a former 
Pathe movie star, who later transferred to an 
"Independent concern," Is back, enacting the 
strenuous role of Psullne. Pauline's lover, 
young Marvin, Is being played by Crane Wil- 
bur. The first villain Is Paul Panser, the 
secretary, and his accomplice Is Francis Car- 
lyle. The four principals handled their roles 
capably and effectively. The featu-e of the 
"second episode" is the aviation meet, where 
Pauline has arranged a flight with the star 
flyman but Is delayed In reach In* the bird 
grounds by her sweetheart, who suspects there's 
something In the sir that Isn't going to pan 
out right for Psullne anyway. He was 
right. The secretary weakens one of the 
aeroplane's tight wires by filing away some of 
Its threads and when the machine U nearlng 
the end of Its flight, tbe wire snaps and tbe 
aviator Is crushed beneath his flyer. Paullner 
had she gone up, would have probably met a 
similar fate, but young Marvin spoiled the 
prearranged plans of tbe villain. There's lift- 
to the picture and the excitement at the avi- 
ation grounds Is well staged. The picture dis- 
solves with the two arch conspirator* cooking 
up anothsr scheme to get rid of Paulina. Just 
what this scheme wos Is to be told In the next 
The screen announcement says that "The Perils 
of Pauline" is the work of Charles W. Ood- 
dard, ths author of various plays. It Is hold- 
ing Its own as a feature. Tbe "second epi- 
sode" Is In three parts. Mark. 

SEVEN~DAYS. 

The Klaw ft Brlanger film production of 
"8even Days" was shown on the American 
Roof the second half of last week. It Is In 
three reels and the corking farcical situations, 
which mads such a good legitimate piece when 
presented at the Astor a few years ago, an 
enhanced In the picture by the addition of 
Innumerable other complications of similar 
calibre. Besldee, It Is well acted In the proper 
farce tempo by a good company. No attempt 
Is made at a big production In the sense of 
scenery or props, the comedy situations alone 
being depended upon for laughter. It can 
safely be set down as one of the bast comedy 
features ever attempted. The picture opens 
with the arranging of a financial settlement 
between man and wife after their divorce. 
It then jumps to a year later when the ex- 
busband prepares a party to celebrate the 
anniversary of his emancipation from the 
matrimonial bonds. From then on, with the 
Initial Introduction of the burglar who gets 
Into a quarantined household and Is compelled 
to remain there for seven days, all ths time 
dodging tbe other Inmates, ths fun Is rapid 
and cumulative. Confined to three reels, cul- 
minating with the discovery that the Jap 
servant only bad chtckenpox and not smallpox. 

Seven Days" Is sure to be a riot whenever 
projected before en audience- The laughter Is 
so Incessant that sustaining it for any longer 
period might have had the opposite effect 

/©!©. 

"THE PUBLIC BE PLEASED." 

The 101 Ranch is billing the town 
from one end to the other for the 
Madison Square Garden opening. Al- 
though the Rarnum & Bailey show has 
another week there the 101 Ranch 
billers are covering nearly all of the 
circus's paper. 

The 101 Ranch is carrying a win- 
dow sheet which says that "P. T. Bar- 
num was wrong" and that it should 
read, "The Public Be Pleased," instead 
of that "the people like to be hum- 
bugged." 



Fox Splitting Waterbury Policy. 

Waterbury, Conn., April 8. 
Resident Manager Louis D. Garvey 
confirms the report that Kox's here 
next month will adopt the combination 
policy,' offering vaudeville for three 
r'ays and the other half of the week 
filled in with legitimate shows. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, don't 
advertise at ell. 



22 



VARIETY 



NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER. 

(With Asmette Kellermann.) 

"Neptune's Daughter" with Annette Kellcr- 
mann should prove a large money maker for 
tho Universal, and Lave a wide circulation, 
for the fame of K< Hermann as a water 
nymph ensures attention for this slx-recler, 
while the exhibitor may quietly confide to his 
patrons they will see more of Annette in It 
than they ever hoped or expected to. It may 
not be difficult to secure a "big name" like 
Kellermann's, "for pictures," but It is as- 
suredly a task to surround a swimmer with 
a film story that will be holding as a feature. 
Herbert Drenon directed "Neptune's Daughter" 
for the Imp. and Captain Peacock supplied 
the original scenario. While Captain Peacock 
furnished the idea, it was left to the director 
doubtlessly to work It out, also to place the 
scenes, and In the latter department Mr. 
lire no n is entitled to Immeasurable credit. 
"Neptune's Daughter" Is healthy, clean, full 
of Ufa and action, the life and action that 
come from athletics and outdoor scenes, and, 
as far as may be recollected, this Is the first 
picture almost entirely set In a mountain of 
water. The story is akin to a fairy tale. 
The lead plate on the picture will call it a 
"Phantasy," but, whatever it is, it contains 
a certain grip upon the sentiment and sensa- 
tions that carries along to the final picture. 
Ah Kellermann It by nature and instinct a 
swimmer, they had to place her In the water. 
To accomplish that, she became the daug'.H-»r 
of Neptune, the bewbiBkered Ood of the Ocein, 
who has over made up as a cross betwoen 
Uncle Sam and Santa Claus. The inside work- 
ings of Nep's watery home are shown, and for 
this Mr. Brenon selected one of the prettiest 
spots imaginable, a shore on an Inland bay 
off the coast of Bermuda. It was reached by 
Nep's daughter and sister-mermaids by swim- 
ming under a reef of lime formations, gro- 
tesque and irregular. The real beauty of this 
feature film Is its naturalness throughout. 
Nearly all the workings are In the open, with 
the sunlight, air and water seeming to su>, 
"Thlri is the life," notwithstanding the danciug 
cabarets. While the story, with Its love, 
romance, perfidy and Intrigue will keep the 
adults centered, "Neptune's Daughter" is go- 
ing to be especially attractive for children. 
"The Cave of tho Wind" and "The Witch of 
the Sea',' all in one scene, with the Witch 
employing her supernatural powers of trans- 
formation to make a mermaid mortal and 
Immortal at will, or change, as she did, Leah 
Halrd fromaa handsome young woman of a 
kingly court into an octopus, as punishment, 
are sufficient in themselves for the youthful 
to ask their elders to please take them again 
"to see that picture." Nor will the men object 
to a second view, if only for the purpose of 
having another flash at the divine form of 
Kellermann, In this Instance draped only 
by her hair, as the mystic power of the 
Witch's shell transforms her from a mermaid 
Into a regular girl. This happened twice, and 
at neither time did Miss Kellermann have 
anything at hand except her hair for a cov- 
ering. Then she cut her hair to go to the 
aid of her lover, the King, but ,the some- 
what handsome, villainous and plotting Miss 
LJalrd meanwhile broke the fairy shell, so no 
one knows what might have happened had An- 
nette again changed herself about. And a 
sob will be drawn out of the women when 
they see Annette's little sister, five years 
old, the youngest mermaid at large, captured 
in the fishing nets and left on the beach 
by the fishermen. The precocious little actress, 
Katherlne Lee. emerges from the seaweed and 
dies of privation (of water) and exposure. 
Annette discovers her and returns with the 
bouy to her father, Neptune, when an oath 
of vengeance Is taken, Annette being given 
the shell by the Witch to return to land and 
kill the person who gave the fishermen the 
right to net. This Is the King, and he is In the 
midst of one of Richard Harding Davis' small 
time revolutions. Mr. Brenon appears to have 
the knack of making super-actorB out of na- 
tives. Here, as In "Ivanboe," he has taken the 
villagers and compiled them for mob scenes. 
The King sees Annette dancing on the green, 
after he left the palace Incognito, because 
of the falseness of his royal sweetheart and 
Mr. Mortimer as Count Boris. They conspire 
against him, also against Annette, who Is 
thrown over a cliff, 45 feet above the sea. 
Hound hand and foot. Miss Kellermann makes 
an exquisite dive, releasing herself from the 
bonds while in the water. It is extreme 
mclodramatlcs, as are other portions of the 
pictures, such as the battle under the waves 
between Mr. Hrenon (a capable actor, as well 
as director) and Miss Kellermenn, In which 
the girl (disguised as a boy) vanquishes the 
hired assassin, who Is left floating on the 
water, dead, while she hurries to land, arriv- 
ing Just in time to save the King, then fight- 
ing a duel with the Count, with two swords- 
men in ambush about to pierce him. Annette 
does a James K. Hackett In double quick 
time. While Hackett's stage record Is three 
deaths In a single ncene. Annette kills four. 
Another thrill Is where. Just previous to the 
battle In the water Miss Kellermann and Mr. 
Hrenon do a double dive, Interlocked In each 
other's arms, from about .'M> feet above sea- 
level. The usual spectacular dives Miss Kel- 
lermann has become famed for are performed 
during the picture, and she gives visual evi- 
dence also of her remarkable ability lo swim 
and of endurance, always in the water with 
a fish-tail (as a mermaid I that prevents 
the employment of her feet for assistance, 
swimming only with her bonds. As a picture 
actress. Miss Kellermann Is a revelation. It 
places her "classic dancing' in the back row. 
Taking tho principal character, the girl car- 
ries It exceptionally well, even to detail, as 
when a mortal and on land she remembered 
her finny friends of the cenn and. after call- 
Inn to them, threw food Into the water, the 
audience seeing fish by the hundreds answer- 
ing the call for breakfast— or dinner. Mr. 
Shay was the King and gave the role con- 
siderable dignity. Mrs. Walker was the 



Witch, one of the beat characters In the pho- 
toplay. Few scenes are of the studio. Of 
these, one is Important to the subject, a well 
sot dance before the King, where Annette, 
In pursuance of her vow of vengeance, and 
not knowing the man she loves is the same 
who gave the fishermen permission to not, Is 
about to stiletto bim, when the disclosure 
arrives. This Is a dramatic moment, well 
handled by all the principals. The photog- 
raphy Is unusually excellent. "Neptune's 
Daughter" as a feature picture with the Kel- 
lermann drawing power attached, will have a 
double attraction to the box office. It will 
also bring much attention tn Mr. Brenon as 
the director. He has turned out an unusual 
picture unusually well. No release date has 
yet been set for It. Simc. 



THE FLOOR ABOVE. 

"The Floor Above" is a four-part Reliance 
& Majestic feature, and produced by James 
Klrkwood. A prominent character is enacted ' 
by Henry Walthall, who played the principal 
role in "The Gangsters of New York." The 
two roles are unlike. In the latter Walthall 
had to work his head off. In "The Floor 
Above" he takes a little vacation, as the part 
calls for no strenuous acting. It Is no reflec- 
tion on Mr. Walthall's ability for he sure can 
act when he cares to or the role calls upon 
him to bring all his talent Into play. The 
best alibi Is that the picture Is not there as 
an exhibition of Walthall's dramatic clever- 
ness. 

It's the old, old story. A chorus girl, named 
Stella Ford (Dorothy Glsh), In private life 
Is married, but she reciprocates the goo-goo 
eyes of an evening-clothed admirer with noth- 
ing else to do. He visits her apartments and 
Blips a sparkler upon a finger aching for 
diamond decoration. Hubby is away, hut 
Stella's sister, Grace Burton (Estelle Coffin), 
Is looking after the younger girl. Grace lives 
In a different neighborhood, but she keeps 
her eye on Sis through occasional visits to 
the Ford rooming place and use of the tele- 
phone. Grace slips Stella money to keep up 
appearances, yet persuades Stell to hand back 
the shiner. Stephen Pryde (Henry Walthall) 
bobs in and out by reason of his attentions 
(honorable, kind sir) to Grace. The latter 
holds him off until she is sure that Stella Is 
to be trusted. Pryde, to make matters worse, 
|h discovered slipping Stell a roll so she can 
ay back her sister and cancel her debts, 
teve does this to help out the girls, but 
Grace oversees and overhears and straight- 
way has a different opinion of Stephen. 

Meanwhile the flighty-frivolous sister, Stella, 
and two of her chorus girl friends continue 
to carry on high Jinks In their rooms, having 
regular callers who eat, drink and make 
merry. It takes nearly a whole reel to show 
how men and chorus girls are wont to carry 
on. when the wine flows, cigarettes smoke, con- 
versation lags and there's nothing to do until 
tomorrow. The floor above Stella's room Is 
occupied by Retta, a pretty little show girl, 
who chums around with Stel. Retta has two 
male beaux mighty sore on each other. 
Jerome (Ralph Lewis) Is so blamed Jealous 
of Bartlett (Earl Foze) he repeatedly Issues 
one of those Monroe doctrine warnings which 
has the slender Bartlett and the midgety Retta 
In a continual state of suspense- Bartle heeds 
not the danger signal, and one night after 
Retta and Stella have gone to a tango-trot 
with a couple of other friends, Bartlett, who 
has a key to Retta's room, goes to her apart- 
ment to await her late return. Meanwhile 
Old Jealous-eyed Jerome sizes up the situa- 
tion and follows Bartlett. bv mistake Bart- 
lett enter's Stella's room instead of Retta's. 
Jerome confronts Bartlett. There's not much 
of a fight. Jerome hacks Bartlett with the 
telephone and the latter drops lifeless to the 
floor. 

Jerome gets away without being seen. 
Stella quits the dance ahead of Retta, and 
with her escort makes the horrible discovery 
of the dead man. At this time Grace 
realized that something was doing when 
she called over the 'phone and Bartlett at- 
tempted to answer when the big smasbup came 
for him. Grace and Stephen, who bobs up 
opportunely, dash over to Stella's. After siz- 
ing up the lay of the land, Pryde and the 
escort carry the body to the floor above, 
thereby giving it a change of venuo that would 
lift Stella and her friends out of the mire. 

To make a long story shorter by several 
buckets of type, Retta returns and the alarm 
sounds. Jerome Is believed to have done the 
deed through his warning sent to Retta. 
Stella's husband returns. There's remorse, but 
the arm-in-arm thing settles them, while an- 
other scene shows Stephen and Grace doing 
a lover's embrace. 

Miss Gish Is a charming little movie ac- 
tress and she works hard to make the despic- 
able role of Stella stand out. She's a trifle 
young In appearance to be playing married 
roles. 

Praise Is due Earl Foxe as the pale-faced 
youth who Is bugs on Retta. He stuck to his 
knitting and made the role effective without 
superfluous dramatics. There were several 
parts of a minor character well bandied, but 
no one knew who the players were. The 
young woman doing Ketta was as of much 
Importance as any of the other feminine parts. 

"The Floor Above" lacks the four-part wal- 
lop. Photographically It's good and all that, 
hut there is little acting and absolutely too 
much studio stuff to suit the boys and girls 
who like more outdoor atmosphere to murder 
subjects. Mark. 



"Fantasma" in Motion. 

Walter Kingslcy and William R. 
Sill are negotiating with the Hanlon 
Uros. for the right to produce "Fan- 
tasma" as a comedy-spectacular mov- 
ing picture feature. 



IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 

The Sherry Feature Film Co. has a four- 
reel drama of military life In India, entitled 
"In the Line of Duty," and featuring Rita 
Saccreta. Its main asset is the fact that It 
was posed in India and shows the life of the 
English army in that quarter of the world. As 
a drama If lacks action and is very draggy. 

The first three reels have frequent repetitions 
and seem Interminably long. An English army 
surgeou Is quartered In India, where he de- 
votes most of his time to bacteriological re- 
search. He has a beautiful wife, who la very 
lonesome. When the "play" opens she is 
seen lolling about. She receives a letter from 
an army captain telling her how much he re- 
gards her since first he met her a few nights 
previous at an affair, and hopes she will attend 
the Army and Navy banquet at the club. She 
conceals the note in her bosom and goes to 
her husband's laboratory, where he Is absorbed 
in the discovery of an oriental plague serum. 
"You've been working 12 hours without fresh 
air and neglecting me for a few germs." She 
persuades him to come to dinner with her. 
He opens his mall at the table and finds 
there an Invitation to the Army and Navy 
banquet. Says he doesn't want to go. She 
Jumps up and angrily leaves the table. He 
follows and says that for her sake he will go. 
End of VtLTt 1. 

At the affair Alice (wife) wins the admira- 
tion of the men and envy of the women. 
Army captain takes her to a side room and Is 
seated in loving attitude with her while 
doctor plays billiards. Doctor walks Into 
the room, cue In hand and says to captain : 
"Take a cue and let's nave a game of billiards" 
(very politely and with dignity). She enters 
billiard room after game and walks off with 
her husband. Alice Is requested to entertain 
the guests with a dance. She does a Spanish 
dance with husband standing Jealously and 
captain seated 'devouring her with his eyes. 
Husband gets notification from his commander 
that plague has broken out In camp and to 
come Immediately. Next morning he departs, 
but wife refuses to hid him good-bye. She 
immediately dispatches a note to the captain 
saying her husband Is away ; that she Is lone- 
some and for him to call. Doctor Is shown at 
work In the Infected camp, huts being burned 
down and other sanitary precautions being 
taken. End of Part 2. 

Captain gets Alice's note and starts off to 
visit her. She attires herself alluringly. En 
route captain comes In contact with plague- 
stricken native. When he arrives at doctor's 
home he Is already badly afflicted. She takes 
him In her arms. They both fear he Is in bad 
shape. She ministers to him. Dr. returns and 
servant runs to warn wife. Captain Is laid 
on couch while she goes to dine with her hus- 
band. End of Part 3. 

Captain drags himself along floor In de- 
lirium, rises and falls heavily. Husband hears 
fall and sees other signs of visitor. Rushes 
Into room where stricken man Is unconscious 
on floor, throws his wife across man. Doctor 
goes to his den ; she follows ; cries : "Save 
him ! Save him ! You are the only one who 
can. It Is your duty." They go to laboratory 
and make ready the serum. Doctor makes an 
abrasion of the Bkln and Inoculates victim's 
arm. A month later. Captain enters doctor's 
den. "You are a good soldier. You helped your 
enemy when he was down. I'll do anything 
you ask me." Doctor: "I want you to 
swear you will go away forever and never see 
or communicate with my wife." They shake. 
Wife called In. Doctor: "Captain Alston Is 
leaving for England. He wants to say good- 
bye." Wife and captain say good-bye as doc- 
tor walks out on veranda. There they nil 
meet. Doctor : "You must choose now be- 
tween him and myself." She falls on hus- 
band's shoulder and captain leaves. 

In substance plot not unlike that revealed In 
a vaudeville sketch played in England, and 
Idea may have been suggested by it. Jolo. 

KING BAGGOT. 

As an extra attraction to their "Samson" 
feature at the Republic, the Universal offers 
twice dally King Baggot and a company of 
moving picture players in a combination film 
and sketch presentation. It runs 45 minutes 
and is a most interesting bit of entertainment 
and enlightenment to picture fans. 

Without any programing or announcement 
from the stage, either In the form of a slide, 
card, or otherwise, picture screen Is raised 
revealing duplication of picture studio with 
actors all made up for taking the finish of a 
picture. Some "Bhop" talk and It Is developed 
they are waiting for Baggot. Phone bell rings, 
man answering Informs others that Baggot 
has been delayed at Screen Club and suggest- 
ing they run off the 1,400 feet already taken, 
by which time ho will be with them- Actors 
walk off beaded for the projecting room ; sheet 
Is lowered, and audience sees them on the 
sheet In all but the closing scene of an Imn 
melodramatic playlet, "The Baited Trap," 
which runs along these lines: 

Dennis (Baggot) leaves his sweetheart, 
Norah, with his parents In Ireland and comes 
to America to carve a name for himself. Ho 
secures a "Job" cleaning and sweeping out r. 
saloon, which Is the headquarters of the Black 
Louie gang. While at work, a ruffian strikes 
a newsboy and Dennis knocks him down. Den- 
nis confides, unsuspectingly to Louie of his 
sweetheart, shows her photograph, and says : 
"As soon as I have money I'll be sending for 
her." Louie gives Dennis a plethoric wallet. 
"It's a present from the boys ; send and get 
Norah." 

As Dennis Is on the way to meet Norah at 
the boat, accompanied by a newsboy, Louie 
has him arrested for stenllng his wallet. 
Newsboy runs off. tells friendly policeman, 
who rushes him to station house. Dennis Is 
brought before the sergeant, who says : "It's 
one of Black Ijoule's frame-ups" and lets 
Dennis go without sending him to trial. 
(Unusual . authority vested In this police offi- 
cial, what?) Meantime the gang have Norah's 
photo and meet her at boat, telling her they 
come from Dennis and are Instructed to take 



her to him. They lead her to their head- 
quarters and bind and gag her. Dennis, with 
gun, up on roof, friendly cop In cellar. 

Picture sheet again raised and actors walk 
on. discussing the film, one grumbling that 
his best scene had been cut, etc. Make ready 
to take remainder of film as King rushes in : 
"Sorry I was a little late, folks. Grumbler 
continues kicking as King makes up. A lot 
of kidding and technical talk among them- 
selves. King: "Wouldn't It be wonderful If 
'we could appear as naturally before an audi- 
ence." "Impossible." Hewitt lights thrown 
on ; they get ready ; stage director calls, "All 
ready! Facts! Action! Camera!" After three 
or four starts, picture is finally finished, the 
taking of It being Interspersed with comedy 
and giving the audience an Insight Into the 
machinery of picture posing, very much along 
the lines followed In Rupert Hughes' "Cellu- 
loid Sarah" (in vaudeville). 

Sheet is dropped and one of the company 
announces : "Ladles and gentlemen, we will 
show you the development of the film from 
the time It leaves the camera man's hands." 
A moving picture of the entire process is then 
flashed, accompanied by explanatory lecture. 
Then the part Just rehearsed is projected. 
Lights up and Baggot takes how. He says : 
"Ladles and gentlemen, I want to thank you 
on behalf of my fellow players. We are all 
very nervous. We do not Intend to teach, 
simply to amuse." 

It's very interesting to the audience, and 
the remarkable part of it all is that the acting 
company, who have been silent players f<>r 
some years, were so nervous before a public 
audience that they spoke their lines like 
amateurs. Jolo. 



LAST 100 DAYS OF NAPOLEON. 

It's like repeating the old gag : Where does 
the egg come from? Where does the hen 
come from? If the egg comes from the hen 
and the hen from the egg, which got here 
first? 

This is applicable to the present supply of 
Napoleon pictures. Which got here first? 
Each way one turns the photoplay banners 
flaunt something this ana something that 
about Napoleon — his life, his battles and his 
death. 

One may say that they are all a mass of 
bunk and Junk. Presumably true, yet some 
of the films will command respect wherever 
shown. Among these Is "The Last 100 Days 
of Napoleon" 

At the New York last week where the film 
was rushed to fill the breach when the house's 
advertised "The Rise and Fall of Napoleon" 
failed to make connections, It was applauded 
at intervals. The handclapplng was particu- 
larly vigorous during several of the scenes 
showing the downfall of Napoleon and the 
rout of his army before Wellington. 

Hector Mozzantl Is tho Napoleon of this 
picture. He may be considered too stagey, 
but nevertheless Hector, on looks, makeup and 
all-around work, handles the difficult role with 
consummate skill. Some of the skyline poses 
of Napoleon which painters and photos have 
repeatedly shown us of the French emperor 
are not badly cameraed. 

At first the pictures take on the exhibition 
of episodes in Napoleon's life and then later 
carried a more consistent story with the prin- 
cipal characters, General Gerard, his wife, 
Charlotte and Napoleon's bodyguard or, rather, 
bis leading army generals. 

Gerard quits the Army of France; his wife 
is on the verge of betraying the Emperor and 
his army when the French leader learns of 
the plot and he sends out his men to round 
up every man within several leagues of his 
quarters. In a running fight Gerard escapes. 
He shows up In bis wife's bedroom, and while 
upbraiding ner for the failure of his plans 
to go through Napoleon breaks into the pic- 
ture. Gerard returns to the French army and 
in blowing up a bridge meets his death. 

There are a lot of slips In the picture if 
one cares to take the time to pick them out. 
Hut no one saw a movie battle scene yet in 
which everything was absolutely perfect and 
went through realistically. This picture shows 
the preparation for the battle of Waterloo. 
Napoleon sees his army in full review, and 
some excellent exterior scenes are depicted by 
the camera. The landing of the soldiers on 
the shorepolnt is one of the most effective 
camera scenes screened hereabouts in a long 
time. 

There follows a long battle scene, followed 
by Nap's army running like scared sheep. 
The French emperor is licked to a frazzle In 
the movie. Then follows his days of retire- 
ment, his subsequent decline and making of 
his will, his deathbed delirium, and the vision 
of his army doing the retreat that broke the 
great fighter's heart. 

Photographically the picture measures up 
well and for the most part is sufficiently ce- 
mented together to hold interest until the last. 
It's a many-part reel that will make a bigger 
hit with the teachers' institutes of the country 
and the history-reading and history-loving 
boys and girls than anybody else. 

In college towns and academic centers the 
picture should find more favor than In a busy 
workaday sphere where the oldest denizen has 
forgotten that Napoleon was considered one of 
the greatest generals who ever trod a balile- 
fleld. Nowadays Its underworld fighting, fight- 
ing white slavery and the great white plague, 
woman's suffrage, baseball and what not. 

Mark. 

CISSY IN MOVIES. 

Cissy Fitzgerald, who came to Amer- 
ica to show a sketch with five people, 
Rave a private performance of -the act 
for Martin Beck and Eddie Darling, 
who declared it wouldn't do. So she 
will do it pantomimically for filming by 
the Vitagraph Company. 



VARIETY 



23 



Evelyn Nesbit and Jack Clifford 



Direction, H. B. MARINELLI 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Urfaw OthcrwUc noted, the following reports are for the current wetk. 



J, "V^, , "" , " CHICAGO 

In Charge : " 



VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE: 

MAJESTIC THEATRE BUILDING 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit). — Although the MaJeBtic 
program seems rather well constructed and 
evenly balanced on paper, it runs Just the op- 
l>oslte, carrying three singles and a double In 
the first four numbers, necessitating two stage 
waits before the arrival of the fifth turn. Add 
to this the continual roaring >f Horace Goldin's 
tiger, a small item which of c ovse added to 
the comfort of both the bill ana the audience, 
and you have a fairly good idea of the running 
order. The toplines are divided between Eliza- 
beth Murray and Blckel and Watson with Gol- 
din's spectacle thrown In for a chaser. The 
top honors were divided between Murray and 
the comedy team, Gohlln monopolizing the talk. 
Some spoke well of him and others understood 
the circumstances through which he Is able to 
present Lafayette's "Tiger God," while a few 
more, Including myself, took to the air with a 
vote of thanks to the management for pro- 
viding Goldin with the closing position. Blckel 
and Watson were not exactly the hit they 
were at the Palace a few weeks back, but they 
left little doubt as to their vaudeville pop- 
ularity. Klizabeth Murray, equipped with a 
splendid repertoire of character numbers, was 
the people's choice, forced to seven or eight 
numbers measuring two verses and ns many 
choruses to each one. Her presence on any 
bill in Chicago Is enough to Insure the partial 
success of the show. Asakl opened the show 
on skates, doing a bit of balancing on the side. 
It's a novelty and a good opener even though 
It was responsible for the first stage delay 
which introduced Cartmell and Harris. They 
come rather late with the Hesitation and 
Tango, which seems to be on the wane around 
Chicago, due to an overdose frequently applied. 
Tho couple, a standard song and dance pair, 
were an easy hit. however. Ray Conlln came 
third with his ventriloqulcll routine which 
shows considerable improvement since last re- 
viewed, followed by a pair of novelties, first 
Bert Levy and next Hayward. Stafford and 
Co., whose descriptive poem In sketch form 
proved a decided variation from the stereotyped 
one-act playlets. levy's novelty helped the bill 
a lot. The Hayward-Stafford skit held inter- 
est right up to the surprise finish. It's one of 
those odd members of vaudeville that couldn't 
possibly get a bad report. Wynv. 

PALACE (Harry Singer. mgr.; agent. Or- 
pheum). — Pretty mossy affair this week, be- 
ginning with a painter who daubs colors and 
hues of all sorts at a lightning rate, even 
while one of his canvases Is whirling at a 
rapid speed, to Willard Sifms and his paste pot. 
who hj n ears the stage from top to bottom and 
from side to side with ludicrous results, and 
th» n on to the young men and two seals that 
«plash wahr all over everything In an endeavor 
to entertain. All this muss, however, seemed 
to please the Monday afternoon clientele and 
no one seemed to worry much about it except 
I ydia Harry, who had to follow the Slmms act. 
and got much past" on her shoes and skirts. 
Vandlnoff and Louie started the phow with 
the paintings. The former paints at a great 
: pcrf? and hi- work looks very inifh like some 
of the crazy creations of the cubists now In 
the limelight. The team got a very pood ap- 
plause. Noni tte who sings and plays the vio- 
lin and docs both fairly well, made a real im- 
pression. Willard Simms Is as w. II known to 
vaudeville as whiskers is to a rube, and he 
managed to get his usual quota of laughs, al- 
though resorting at times to some rather 
eoarse trieks to get the -ovefed guffaw. Lvdla 
Harry, fatigued from ,ong travel, tripped on 
with a springy step, and offered her song« 
with mueli dash. She did so well that after 
she had ^itr: a niee little huh ( ,f songs she 
had to ^anrl wiih "Mrs. Cupid" In between bows 
before her audience would allow her to go. Bert 



Errol was on In fourth place where he wore a 
blue wig and sang In a high voice, much to the 
delight of those who love exotics. His act was 
away from the usual female impersonation, in- 
asmuch as he burlesqued Ms songs, for the 
most part, and this relieved It from the of- 
fense of effeminacy. Jack Norworth, billed as 
the "globe galloper," had next spot and he 
held the stage for quite some time, by dint of 
this and that trick. He sang some songs in a 
nautical habit and then Inti .'iced a "travel- 
ogue." This consisted of plci. es of all sorts, 
patched together, showing divers and sundry 
portions of the globe with divers and sundry 
peoples. He sang a couple of new songs, one 
to which Harry I)e Costa, bis pianist, com- 
posed the music, and made a speech or two. 
He prolonged his stay on the stage by offering 
to sing some of his old songs. Clark & Verdi 
were one of the laughing hits of the bill with 
their "wop" stuff next to closing. Three 
Travllla Brothers and their two diving seals 
closed, as Paul Conchas did not get his bag- 
gage in time to make the afternoon show. The 
show moved at a pretty fast pace with only 
one or two little hitches. Recti. 

GREAT NORTHERN HIP (Fred. Kberts, 
mgr. ; agent. Earl J. Cox). Not much In the 
way of headline stuff In the bill and there were 
only a couple of acts thnt stood out promi- 
nently. Strange to say, two little Jap girls, 
acrobats (Meyako Sisters), made one of the 
real hits. These two girls, who began with 
some neat contortion tricks, and did them 
well, vanished In the wings only to reappear 
In the traditional costume of Nippon and they 
sang some popular songs, with very small 
voices to be sure, but In such a style as to 
win them encore after encore. The Howe- 
Northlnne Co. offered their semi sketch. "In 
and Out." which has been seen In Chicago 
on numerous occasions. It still has the punch, 
however, and Its comic points went over well. 
.Tosenhlne Parda. who tittlvates the harp, 
played some popular stuff and loter took up the 
"harp that once through Tara's hulls" and did 
a dance with it. She was gowned In green and 
she got the Irish vote at the second show 
on Monday. Tx?s Montforts, who perform on 
bars, do comic antics nnd also turn a few 
tricks on the trapeze, were on early In the bill, 
although they did not open the show. Their 
work Is not out of tho ordinary. ORourke & 
Atkinson, a man and a woman, sang and 
talked, and Richmond & Mann were on Inter 
with piano-music and songs. They passed. 
The Minstrel Kiddles, seven broilers dressed to 
represent girls of tender age. sang numerous 
popular songs without arousing extreme Inter- 
est. They were seated In heart-shaped swings 
with electric lights all about them and made 
pretty pictures, hue they failed to strike fire. 
The whole show was slow In tempo and failed 
to arouse keen Interest at any stage of the 
game. " U<xl. 



HALSTED EMPRESS (llarrv Mitchell, 
mgr. : S-C.).— Much variety In the pro- 
gram, reachlni? from a trick mule to a crook 
sketch and from acrobats to the tango Krnnk 
Merrell. the tenor, had been lankly billed, 
but had to co Into the hospital for repairs 
upon arriving In Chicago and Dr Pitts took 
him In charge. His place was filled by May 
and Klldtiff. who sing rube songs and dance 
a rube tango. They were the laughing hit. 
"The Police Inspector's SurprKe." a 'Took 
skef h with a new angle, had one of the star 
places. This was verv well enacted by .John 
T. Doyle. Marion Willard and a good lo'mpanv. 
Hager and Goodwin, who s-j IU r and talk and 

ollniwisi entertain. we|'e ell • ;i 1 is, * •: ' , >,,!,,<-. 

excellent material which tliev |>nl ,.v, r w'th 
alacrity Marie Stoddard, who Imitate- h, r 
contemporaries on the vaudeville stage, dis- 



played a keen observation and gave a fair 
presentation of some of the more obstruslvc 
styles in the "vode." She changed later to a 
rube costume, where she caused considerable 
fun by her homely actions and homller wit. 
Schock, D'Arvllle and Dutton opened with a 
sketch called "The Men Next Door," nothing 
more than a thinly devised scheme to get 
away from the usual In the acrobatic line. 
It wus just a trifle tiresome at times, but had 
other moments of comedy and Interest. Tor- 
rlli's circus closed. Reed. 



AMERICAN MUSIC HALL (Sam P. Gerson. 
mgr.). Kolb 6 Dill keeping up good gait in 
' Peck <)' Pickles." 

BLACKSTONE (Augustus Pltou, mgr.).— 
Dnrk. 

COHAN'S (Harry Ridings, mgr.)— "Seven 
Keys to Baldpute" still drawing big houses. 

C'ORT (U. .1. Herrmann, mgr)— "Help 
Wanted" playing to big houses after Its 150th 
performance. 

GARRICK (John J. Oarrlty, mgr.).— L. H. 
Sothern In his new production "Charlemagne," 
opened Monday night. 

ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, mgr.).— Dark. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures opened Sunday. 

OLYMPIC (George C. Warren, mgr.) — 
"Excuse Me," last week of fairly well pat- 
ronized engagement. 

POWERS (Harry J. Powers, mgr.) -Ruth 
Chatterton In "Daddy Long-Legs," one of tho 
big surprises of the Inte season. 

PRINCESS (Frank Phelps, mgr.). -Princess 
Players reaping big harvest from sensational 
publicity. 

FINE ARTS (Albert Perry, mgr.)— Dark. 

COMEDY (Frank O. Peers, mgr.) "The 
Under Dog" opens April 11 for run. 

IMPERIAL (Klimt & Gnzzolo, mgrs.) "The 
Warning." 

NATIONAL (John J. Barrett, mgr.) "The 
Newlyweds." 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mer) "The 
Girl in the Taxi." 



Artie Smith, formerly a society entertainer, 
has Joined the Broadway Trio. 



The Casino In North Clark street, formerly 
Sid Edson's, Is now offering pictures. 



The Globe will open April 11 with a slx- 
r« el picture called "The Holy Land " 



G rover Winters has been added to the office 
force of the Orpheum picture house. 



Mark Green, formerly of Green and Grcve, 
has formed a new team with his wife. 



Margaret Qulnn, who has been singing In 
Chicago cabarets, will go to lymdon soon 

H. P. Keelcr. son of Tim Heeler, has been 
made manager of the Family, La Fayette, I rid. 



"The New Henrietta" revival will come to 
the Black-tone Sept. 'JH, with the company 
now in the east. 

The Newberry, the new picture house Just 
north of Chicago avenue, is now open and do- 
ing a good business. 



Rudolph Berliner is organizing a mounted 
military hand which will probably tour the 
country play'nv ''"ir- and expositions. 



I,onis Randolph, with the 1 en Men Payne 
players at the Fine Arts, wil head a company 
to play summer stock at Canton. () 

"September Morn'' Just closed a long en- 
gagement at the I, a Salle wa- idle this mrV 
and will begin a road tour n<\t w« ■ K 



CieMy Mrs Smith." wi'h K i ' t v Cordon i 
: ■ -ln-diil" d to plav a summer run in one nl 
the more Important theatres y«-t to In- eli<ie.|. 



Emma Goldman, the anarchist, has arrived 
In town, and Is lecturing at the Lexington 
Hotel dally on what she thinks of modern 

plays. 

Byron Weber, manager of the Weber family, 
is to be married at the close of his bund en- 
gagement to Mattle Anderson, a non-profes- 
sional. 



Jacob Paley, manager of the Bijou picture 
house, will go to Russia shortly for the pur- 
pose of bringing back some famous Russian 
films. 

The Desmond-Gallagher Players who were 
offering "The Live Wire" with the Eva Tan- 
guay road show are not with that organisation 
any more. 



"The Man Who Would Live,' 'a new offering 
which was to have followed "Adele" at the 
Studebaker, will probably bo seen at the 
Blackstone. 



E. H. Sothern will go from here to Detroit 
and play several dates on his way east. He 
will appear In "Charlemagne" In New York 
next season. 



George Lee, Paul Yale and "Dot" Davidson 
closed with the Four Marx Brothers tabloid 
last week, Leo to enter burlesque. The trio 
have been replaced. 



Herman Fuchs. ono of the best known box 
office men In Chicago, has gone to New York, 
where he has taken a position In the box office 
of the IVMh Street theatre. 



Owing to the Illness of Jean Shelby, Olive 
Wyndham has been asked to take the leading 
role In "The Under Dog," which will open at 
the Comedy theatre April 11. 



Amy Leslie, dramatic editor of tho Chicago 
News hus gone to California for a rest. Mar- 
garet Mann, who writes under tho pen name of 
Mollle Morris Is In charge of the department. 

Frank Morrell, tho tenor, was unable to ap- 
pear at the Hulstead Empress this week owing 
to throat trouble. Paul ConchnB did not ap- 
peal at the Palace Monday, owing to the deluy 
in getting his baggage on from St. Louis. 

"Dressing for Dinner." a one-act play by 
Harold Ilea ton of the Inter-Ocenn, will be 
offered at tho College Club rooms In the Finn 
Arts building Friday night, April lo. under 
the auspices of the Chicago Dramatic society. 
Mr. Denton will play one of the chief roles. 



Chlcngo. April H. 
Through the strenuous efforts of Sam Led- 
erer. manager of the Studebaker, the special 
matinees In all Chicago theatres for the 
Aiders' Fund, which will be held April 17. 
proralso big returns. For u time, considerable 
cold water was thrown on the project, but 
Mr. Lederer stepped In with bis characteristic 
energy, and formulated plans that will make 
the affair notable. Sixteen houses have sig- 
nified their Intention of participating. Three 
outlying houses, the Victoria. Imperial and 
National have come In, ami the three bur- 
lesque hon-es. Columbia. Star and Gnrtcr, and 
Folly have also fallen In line. It |-i n|,o plan- 
ned to ;lve a vaudeville and concert bill at 
the American Mil -lc Hall. 



When Tommy Burchell Joined the Elks re- 
cently Eddie Shayne told him that one of 
the flrd things that would be required was 
that he recite Hie constitution ,,f t'ie J'nlted 
States In Its entirety and al o deliver Lin- 
coln's Gettysburg speech. Tominv devoted 
many hard hours to the ta>k and then f-mnd 

i was a joke. 

Last wei k at the meeting of the Old Friends' 
Club of America, Tommy w.v: a"d vised that 
i r i .- 1 mii'li as he had e^i-apeil the ordeal at 

'< f-;ik' he -liould offer his recitations be for • 
that auuuM body "We will not cut out the 
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Write or Wire Bids for Territory Rights 



W. S. BaStar, General Manager 



URE F-|I_IVI 

227 West Erie Street, Chicago, 111. 



upon Brother Hurrhell for ail stunt. "Why 
cut tho comedy and rail on me?" was Tommy's 
retort as he took the floor, and then he fiat 
down amidst much applause. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

JACK JOSEPHS 

VARIETY'S 

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAOES' THEATRE BLDO. 
Phone, Dong hue ttlS 



EMPRESS. Fred. St. Ongo and Co. opened 
satisfactorily. Edward and John Smith, good 
dancers ; Hampton Sisters, pleased ; Gwynn and 
Gor.Ai'tt, good; Bessie lirowniug, hit; Joe Max- 
well's "I've Got It.' 'well received. 

ORPIIEUM.— Zazell and Co., amused; Bern-, 
ard and Harrington were substituted for Julia 
Nash, reported 111, and the pair scored ; Cata- 
lano and Denny, liked ; John and Emma Ray, 
registered ; Clara Inge, pleased ; Manchurians, 
good ; Olga Netbersole, In her second week, was 
a big success ; Herman Timberg, another hold- 
over, wetfc^recelved. 

PANTAOES.— Four Magnanls, novel ; Will- 
iam Burton, entertaining ; Clinton and Rogers, 
pleased ; Granville and Mack, scored : "Happy 
GlrlB," good ; "The Song of the Spring." writ- 
ten by a local newspaperman, proved a fine 
sketch. It was capably acted and thoroughly 
"njoyed. Gunboat Smith, the heavyweight 
pugilist, was featured. 

CORT. -Evelyn Thaw Show (last week). Al 
Jolson In "Honeymoon Express" next week. 

COLUMBIA. Stratford-Avon PlayerB (sec- 
ond and last week). Chauncey Olcott. next 
week. 

AIXJAZAR. Herbert Kelcey-Effle Shannon 
stock (last week). 

TIVOLI.— Pictures. 

GAIETY.— Pictures. 



PHILADELPHIA. 

By J. J. BURNiBS. 

KEITHS (Harry T. Jordan, nigr. ; agent. 
U. B. O. ). -Although the program carries 
names which should guarantee a big laughing 
show the house Monday afternoon old not get 
aroused to unythlng like the degree of en- 
thusiasm which might be expected. Perhaps it 
was because the laughs were spread over al- 
most the entire show that no one act got Its 
full amount of appreciation. Nat Wills bead- 
lined In his familiar tramp specialty and had 
to do considerable urging to get any kind of 
appreciation. His songs went much better ex- 
cept the audience could plainly hear "Consul," 
the chimpanzee, also on the bill, behind the 
drop. Ed Wynn, who boasts of Philadelphia 
as his home, received an excellent reception 
and made the biggest Individual hit. Wynn Is 
a born clown and his work is spontaneous. His 
famous hat doesn't seem to get as many laughs 
as formerly but It Is still a useful part of 
Wynn's number. Another good feature was 
the act of Sammy Burns and Anna Fulton. 
Charley Grupewln and Anna Chance made an 
attempt at a real playlet, the only sketch on 
the bill, but the material Is so well known 
to vaudeville audiences that without Grapewln 
it would be doomed to obscurity. The show 
opened with The Peers, comedy bar gymnasts, 
who did well. Johnny Cantwell and Reta 
Walker had No. 2 spot and gave satisfaction 
with a song and dance offering, somewhat 
elaborated and named "Under the Gay White 
Lights." Morris Cronln and His Merry Men 
filled their allotted portion of the program 
entertainingly. The act seen here for the first 
time, ranges from Juggling to a boxing bout 
between two dwarfs with some mystery to start 
with. Ellda Morris is also a Phlladelphlan 
and seemingly proud of it. as her billing calls 
her the "well known Philadelphia favorite sing- 
ing comedienne." She sang four songs, two 
mournful, one foolish and the other good. In 
one of her selections the sob stuff was so pro- 
nounced Miss Morris actually wept. Many 
were on their way when "Consul" and his 



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FEATURES 

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DANIEL FROHMAN 

PRESENTS 

The Prominent Dramatic Actor 

Malcolm Williams 

in the famous drama of a strong man's 
triumph over a woman's pride 



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By the Noted Dramatist Frederic Arnold hummer 

IN MOTION PICTURES 

Malcolm Williams, one of the foremost character delineators on 
the American stage, makes his initial appearance In motion pic- 
tures in "The Brute." "The Brute" Is a tense, vital drama of 
today and all the time. It la a powerful portrayal of the world-old 
conflict of the sexes. 

IN FOUR REELS 

Released April 27th 

FAMOUS PLAYERS 
FILM COMPANY 

Stud os 213 W. 26 th St., New York 



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FAMOUS 
FEATURES 
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ADOLPH ZUKOR 

PWIJlOtNT 



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FAMOUS 
FEATURES 
.A YEAR" 



"adopted daughter." "Betty," came on. The 
act was so slow In getting started numerous 
others joined the departing ones. 

COLONIAL (D. L. Place, mgr. ; agent, U. 
H. O.). — The biggest feature of the show this 
week 1b 'The Maid of Nlcobar," a pretty musl- 
ral comedietta with 12 people who know how 
to dance and sing as well as act. The comedy 
Is good, clean and clever and got across ex- 
ceptionally well. Harry Cutler, an English 
comedian, made the biggest Individual hit on 
the bill. There was much Interest In Os-Ko- 
Mon, an Indian singer, and he received fair 
applause. Isabella Miller and Co. have some 
familiar material in their sketch, "The Other 
Boarder," and were well received. The Dallcy 
Brothers, opening the show, worked hard to 
get some comedy over in their hand-balancing 
art but their efforts received little reward. 
Much Improvement Is needed in this act both 
in their appearance and work. Alethla, mind 
reader, was slow, leaving ft to the audience to 
decide for Itself whether her work Is trick or 
scienre. 

ADELPHI.— "The Lure" opened Monday 
night to good house. The play used the em- 
ployment bouse scene and was tamed down so 
much its reputation as "hot 9tufT" seemed silly. 
Newspaper critics were unanimous in panning 
the show as well as the cast. 

LYRIC. — The De Wolff Hopper company In 
Gilbert and Sullivan revivals. The company 
Is gaining In popularity In its second week and 
is getting good returns. 

LITTLE.— Annie Russell's resident company 
In "She Stoops to Conquer." is getting favor- 
able attention and Is drawing capacity at 
nearly every performance. 

CHESTNUT ST. O. H.— Orpheum Players 
stock In "Broadway Jones" opened Monday 
afternoon with almost an entirely new com- 
pany. Edward Horton. Thurston Hall. George 
Parker and Florence Roberts rejoined and 
Marie Picon, formerly of the Lubln film com- 
pany, made her debut. All warmly greeted. 

FORREST. --Second and final week of Perry 
McKaye's "A Thousand Years Ago." Fair 
business. 

GARRICK.-The Taliaferro Sisters in 
"Young Wisdom." second week to satisfactory 
business. The piny come close enough to the 
daring at times to make it quite lively. 

METROPOLITAN. -'The Whip" continues to 
do well. » 

BROAD. The house will be dark until Sat- 
urdoy ni«ht when "Cordelia Blossom." a new 
comedy based on the George Randolph Chester 
mngnzlne stories, will be produced for the first 
time on any stage. 

WALNUT. Thurston, the magician, opened 
Monday night for a week. Popular and doing 
well. 

AMERICAN- "East Lynne," stock. Debut 
of Robert Lawrence, well received. 

ORPHETM. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by a 
traveling company at popular prices drew 
fairly well Monday night, opening a week's 
cneaKment. 

L1TKRTY. Emily Smiley players in "As n 
Man Sows," fair business at popular prices. 

CASINO.— "The Taxi Girls" opened Monday 
afternoon to a good house. 

EMPIRE —"Girls of the Gay White Way." 

TROCADERO- Bendlnl's "Mischief Makers." 

OAYETY. Stock burlesque. 

DUMONTS- Stock minstrels. 



Ilnrry Brown, manager of the Nixon Colonial. 
Germnntown. has resumed the management of 
N'lxnn's AMnntlc City thentre. He will return 
to Germnntown In the autumn. He has o( m 
succeeded at the Colonlnl by D. L. Place w..o 
has been assistant manager and treasurer. 
Place Is very popular. Charles Thropp will 
be associate manager. 



There was a meeting of the new State In- 
dustrial Board at Harrlsburg Wednesday at 
which rules for the building of theatres was 
discussed by officials nnd theatrical interests. 

There is some talk of burlesque being mnde 
the attraction at Hart's Kensington theatre 
next fall, probably by the Columbia, No. 2 ag- 
gregation, which could complete for the busi- 
ness now held by the Peoples (Progressive 
Wheel). 



Max Thomashefsky'a Hebrew stock at the 
Arch Street theatre closed April 1. 

Carroll Day, treasurer of the People's is 
now the father of a girl. 

A beautiful oil po; trait of Charlotte Walker 
has been placed In the lobby of the Forrest, 
where she recently appeared In "The Trail of 
the Lonesome Pine." Miss Walker will soon be 
at the house again in a new play by Eugene 
Walter. 



Earl Shaw, formerly of the General Film Co., 
Is now affiliated with the United Booking 
Offices Feature Co. in this city. 



Harold Sllberman, business manager of the 
Little under the regime of Mrs. Beulah E. Jay, 
Is confined to his home with the grippe. 

Beginning April 20, William Collier will be 
at the Forrest In the new Cohan and Harris 
musical comedy. "Forward, March," taking 
the booking originally alloted to "Adele." 



At Monday night's show at the Keystone a 
young man in the audience felt called upon to 
strike a match. Five days In the county Jail 
was Magistrate Emely's decision. 



BOSTON. 



By J. GOOLTZ. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr.; agent, 
Loew).- Vaudeville. 

ST. JAMES (William Lovey, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Vaudeville. 

NATIONAL (George Haley, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— Revival of "The Runaways." 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Poor 
Little Rich Girl," last week, fair business 
after unexpected surprise last week, playing 
practical capacity every performance. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "The 
Little Cafe." last week after falling down 
badly despite heavy advertising campaign. 

PARK (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Fannies 
First Play," approaching end of prosperous 
run. 

TREMONT (John B. Schoeffel, mgr.).— "The 
Dummy," falling flat, last week, put In ns 
filler between the close of "Beauty Shop" and 
the arrival Easter Monday of Duvld Warfield 
In "The Auctioneer." 

CORT (John E. Cort. mgr. ). "Pretty Mrs. 
Smith" here for run. Advertising campaign 
starts next week. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, mgr.). "Under 
Cover." keeping up record which has broken 
everything. 

HOSTON (William Wood. mgr.). -"In Old 
Kentucky" at $1 starting Becond week of a 
probable run. 

SHUBERT (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Picture 
for single week. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr). -"Within 
the Law," apparently unaffected by Holy 
Week. 

WILBX^R (E. D. Smith, mgr.) —Opening of 
Doris Keane In "Romance" postponed until 
April 20 to permit finishing of Interior deco- 
rations. 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).- 
Stock. John Craig personally In "Rip Van 
Winkle," a performance sufficiently out of the 
ordinary to stem the apathy of this blue week. 

GLOBE (Robert Jeannette, mgr. ).— "Mutt 
and Jeff in Panama" proving moneymaker. 
Combination shows will probably be continued 
and small time vaudeville policy abandoned. 

HOWARD (George E. Lothrop, mgr.). 
"The Flirting Widows." 

GRAND OPERA (George E. Lothrop. mgr). 
"Monte Carlo Burlesquers." Good business. 

CASINO (Charles, Waldron, mgr.).— Ben 
Welch's Burlesquers. Excellent business. 

GAIETY (George T. Batt heller, mgr.). - 
"Girls from Happylnnd," doing corking busi- 
ness. 



The resignation of Donald Meek, without 
doubt the brightest member of John Craig's 
stock company at the Custle Square, went 
Into effect Saturday night. Meek Is to take 
the leading role of a new play, "The Reform- 
ers," In rehearsal this week In New York. 

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Al Grady, playing Puffy Bear In "The Poor 
Little Rich Girl" at the Hollls, has been en- 
gaged by Eleanor Gates, the author, to ap- 
pear this summer lr a vaudeville sketch 
she has written. 



Friday. April 17, will be the local Actors' 
Fund Day here and the speculative receipts 
are figured at $10,000 against $4,500 from the 
Boston theatre iast year. 



The auction of tickets for the opening night 
of the new Wilbur was held Tuesday afternoon 
at the Sbubert and while there was no en- 
thusiasm good prices were obtained through 
the fact that the house will seat only 400 in 
the orchestra. 



The dates for the last performances at the 
Toy theatre have been postponed until April 
20, 21 and 23, when Bernard Shaw's play 
"Getting Married" will be presented for the 
first time in Boston. The cast will Include 
Mrs. Frederick BTIggs, William O. Safford, 
Or ay don Stetson, Helen McKay, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alexander H. Higginson, Ralph Adams Cram, 
Mrs. Lyman Whitman Gale, Clifford Pember, 
Hammond Sadler, Mrs. Charles D. Voorhlea 
and Russell Churchill. 



William Wood, who has been given the Job 
by the Keith interests of making money with 
the big Boston theatre, pulled a new one this 
week when he gave away silk stockings to 
women patrons at the Tuesday matinee. He 
made an arrangement with Lord ft Taylor 
whereby he and the stocking manufacturers 
both got a lot of advertising, and a woman by 
paying a quarter for a good show got a pair 
of silk stockings for nothing. 

James Craig, who was superintendent of 
'Keith's big time house in this city and was 
placed in charge of the Bijou to change its 
policy, has made good. At first it was thought 
that the U. B. O. had pulled a bloomer In dis- 
charging the old company of singers and 
quiet acts which had an exclusive patronage, 
but when the metamorphosis in the type of 
audience was completed it was found that re- 
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A TLANTIC CITY. 

By LOUIS WILLIAMS. 

APOLLO (Fred. E. Moore, mgr.).— tt-10, 
Blanche Ring in "Claudia Smiles." 11, Mask 
and Wig Club. 

SAVOY (John L. Callahan).— "Paid in Full" 
substituted for "45 Minutes from Broadway." 

STEEL PIER (Jacob Bothwell, mgr.).— 
Vessella's Italian Band. Pictures. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (John L. Young, 
mgr.). — Dancing. 

NIXON (Harry Brown, Jr., business mgr.). 
—Leon ft Co., Myers and Henry, Mile. Emerie, 
Old Town Quartet, Bill Dradon, Bertha Walker 
and Charles 111. 

Walter I. Oppenheimer, who manages a chain 
of hotel orchestras in this city, has organized 
the Atlantic City Symphony Orchestra of 80 
pieces. Carl Doell, violin, and Rossini Bour- 
don, celliBt, will be the soloists. First concert 
April 10 at the Apollo. Clement Barone, flutist, 
and other local players will make up the or- 
chestra. Kirscht has been selected as the 
concertmelster. 

Alfred Cross, leading man of the Calsmith 
Players at the Savoy, left the company at the 
conclusion of the week of "The White Sister." 
Cross is reputed to have had a disagreement 
with the management. 

W. Raymond Sill, the defender of Acton 
Davles, sniffed the saline zephyrs, incidentally 
passing a critical glance at William Hurlbut's 
"The Man Who Would Live"— but didn't— at 
least in the play. 

NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Bill of 
superior quality. "Beauty is Only Skin 
Deep," brilliant sketch enhanced by Jean 
Adair's superb delineation. Linnett ft Wilson 
and Mullen A Coogan amused the gallery. 
Thomas Jackson's melodramette proved In- 
teresting. Zancigs, supreme In their line. 
Muriel ft Francis, alluringly suave. John E. 
Hazzard. delightful. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.) .— Pos terlty 
will proclaim "Kismet" and Otis fklnners 
Hadji luminous events of decade. Excellent 
business notwithstanding Holy Week. 

CRESCENT (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Vice 

LYRic (Chas. Gramllch, mgr.).— Stock bur- 
lesque. „ . . 

LAFAYETTE (H. C. Fourton, mgr.).— Ada 
Carlton, Force ft Williams, Dave Vanfleld, 
Four Victors. v „ 14 

HIPPODROME (Lew Rose, mgr.).— Klta- 
mura Japs, B leech Sisters. Great Reeley, Musi- 
cal Curshells, Reno ft Reno. , r 

ALAMO (Will Guerlnger, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 

The Crescent closes this week. 

Paul Armstrong has been in New Orleans 
working on four new plays — "MlBslng," "The 
Pirates," "Who the Gods Love" and "Hurrah 
for the Heir." 

Engaged for the New Orleans Comic Opera 
Co , opening a summer season at the Crescent, 
May 3, are Gladys Caldwell, Sarah Edwards, 
George Poultney, Charles Tingle, Edwin Beck 
and Sol Solomon. 

Where N. O. managers and press agents will 
summer : T. C. Campbell, Marblehead, Mass. ; 
Rudolph Ramelll, New Orleans ; Arthur B. 
White, St. Paul ; Eddie Mather, Chicago ; Wal- 
ter Kattman, Brazil, Ind. H. C Fourton, 
Stegner and Muehlman, Lew Rose and Abe 
Sellgman will remain in N. O., patronage per- 
mitting. 

Snyder and Murray will project drama under 
tent In bucolic centres. 

ST. LOUIS. 

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several thrills ; Britt Wood, scores ; Elphye 
Snowden with Jack Raymoud at the piano and 
Walter Ross assisting, dances, neat; Maud 
Muller and Ed Sun ley, effective fun ; 
"Wronged from the Start," better on the whole 
than "More Sinned," and winning the laughs ; 
Laddie Cliff, several recalls; loleen Sisters, 
graceful. 

HIPPODROME (Frank H. Talbot, mgr.).— 
Will Sranton and Rosalind May ; Walsh Lynch 
and Co. ; Lulgl Dell'Oro ; Wilhat ; Harry San- 
trey and Sherwod Sisters ; Manley and Stirling ; 
Bolger Brothers, Young Hackenschmidt ; Rad- 
clifle and Belmont; Gene and Arthur. 

GRAND (Harry Wallace, mgr.).— Sophie 
Tucker; Three Navarros; Robinson, Romalne 
and Wilson; Elliott Brothers; Knowles and 
White ; Chet Wilson ; Daisy Gordon ; Tenny. 

EMPRESS (C. P. Heib, mgr.).— Delmar and 
Delmar, Belmont and Hart, Campbell and 
Yates, Walter Terry and FIJI Girls, first half ; 
Princess Bonlta, Donahue and Stuwart, Mimic 
Four, Nan Halperln, Five Melody Boys, last 
half. 

KING'S (Charles Crawford, mgr.).— Beeban 
and Hart, Chester Gruber, Edward Howard 
and Co., Blanphlm and Kehr, 1st half ; Kama 
Klchl Troupe, Snyder and Harrow, Price and 
Price. White, Wilson and Co.. Williams and 
Held, "Jim," wrestling bear, iast half. 

PRINCESS (William Flynn. mgr.).— Min- 
strel Kiddles. 

OLYMPIC. — San Carlo Grand Opera, top 
heavy business. 

SHUBERT. — Picture, second and last week. 

AMERICAN.— Olive Vail In "Girl from 
Mumm's." 

STANDARD.— Al Reeves' Show 

GAYETY.— "Parisian Beauties." 

GARRICK.— Pictures. 

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CINCINNATI. 

By UAHHY MARTIN. 

GRAND (John H. Havlln. mgr.).— "Garden 
of Allah" ; 13, "The Man Who Would Live." 

LYRIC (C. Hubert Heuck, mgr.).— Picture ; 
12. William Hodge returns In "The Road to 
Happiness." 

WALNUT (Willis F. Jackson, mgr.).— "Of- 
ficer €66" ; 12. Willis Granger in "The Master 
Mind." 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 6. 
Informal opening of season. "First Look Day." 
Sundays only until May 10, when season opens. 

EMERY AUDITORIUM.— «. Special Cincin- 
nati Symphony Orchestra concert for conven- 
tion of American Chemical Society. 

HEUCK (Hubert Heuck, mgr.).— Pictures. 
Dancing by audience. 

GAYETY (Charles Arnold, mgr.; Columbia). 
— Robie's "Beauty Show." 

OLYMPIC (McMahan ft Jackson. mgrB. ; "A 
Trip to Paris." 

STANDARD (A. L. Rlesenoerger, mgr.).— 
Stock burlesque. "Casino Girls,' 'with Prin- 
cess Warnetta, dancer. 

CONEY ISLAND BOATS.— 6, Excursion trips 
up and down river. 

GERMAN (Otto E. Schmld, mgr.).— Stock. 
5, Rudolf Christians, formerly of Royal Thea- 
tre, Berlin, In "Kean." 

PEOPLES. — Pictures. 

ORPHEUM.— Pictures. 8, tango contest. 10, 
Shuster amateurs, in sketch. 

EMPRESS (George F. Fish, mgr.; S-C).— 
Cavana Duo, openers, good ; Sam Ash, Cincin- 
nati tenor, well received, has pleasing voice ; 
Byron and Langdon, recently at Keith's, back 
again in "The Dude Detective,' 'they went well. 
Joe Cook was hissed by several spectators, but 
majority liked blm. 

LYCEUM (Harry Hart, mgr.; agent, Sun). 
-First half, O'Nell Twins, 3 Ameres, Leo 
Dulmage, Morse and Delaney ; pictures. 

John Kratz, former private detective to 
Mayor Hunt, will be In charge of the gateB at 
Chester Park. 



Eleanor Robinson Papworth, grand-daughter 
of "Governor" John F. Robinson, ez-clrcus 
man, and daughter of John G. Robinson, got a 
divorce from Robert Papworth. 



BALTIMORE. 



tt> 4. Sk. IMMJUbl. 

MARYLAND (F. C. Schanberger, mgr. ; U. 
B. O.). — Louis Mann, most virile act of sea- 
son ; Belle Storey, good ; Keno & Green, fulr ; 
Valerie Sisters, lacking In song selection ; 
Doc O'Neill, lively chatter; Sampacl ft Kellly. 
get over ; Horton & La Trlska, novelty ; Hubert 
Dyer ft Co., big comedy scream ; Three Ar- 
thurs mislaid bicycles and could not appear. 

VICTORIA (Pearce ft Scbeck, ingrs. ; agents, 
N-N). — Four Charles, quite clever; Warren 
and Adrlzonl. high class comedy ; Three Mad- 
caps, lively ; Paul Florus, fine comedy ; Ed- 
wlna Barry ft Co., Bnappy and clever ; Ander- 
son A Evans, passable. 

NEW (George Schneider, mgr.; agent, Ind.). 
— Noodles Fagan, well received ; Haya ft Co., 
sensational and skillful ; Minerva Musical 
Comedy Girls, brilliant skit; Four Howards, 
lively farce ; Mark Davis, good ; Mile. Paula, 
dashing acrlallst. 

PALACE (Chas. Sadtler, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.).— Ethel Whiteside and Plckannies, fast and 
novel ; Burke a Burke, rough comedy ; Craig 
ft WllllamB. hearty laughs ; Lanceen ft Daw- 
son, capital dancers ; Marlon Saunuers, chic 
and winsome. 

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Picture. Business started poorly, but picked up 
well as week advanced. 

ACADEMY OF MUSIC (Tunis F. Dean, 
mgr.). — Picture; costly and Interesting. Little 
interest sbown. but business picked up a bit. 

AUDITORIUM (Wedgwood Nowell, mgr.).— 
(Poll Players) "The Wolf" giTea Harrison 
Ford the best opportunity of bis career here 
and other members of the cast do excellent 
work, with the exception of Grace Huff. Holy 
Week has played havoc with regular subscrib- 
ers. 

COLONIAL (C. F. Lawrence, mgr.).— "Mc- 
Fadden's Flats, fair company, doing mediocre 
In a clap-trap show. Business was fair first 
part of week. 

OAYETY (William Ballauf. mgr.).— "Ameri- 
can Beauties,' 'gay show with lively stuff, Ed- 
gar Blxley and Lew Hilton standing out for In- 
dividual honors. Business holding up well. 

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PITTSBURGH. 

By GBOBOB H, 1BLDBS. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr agent U. B. 
O.). — Anna Held's costuming much applauded; 
Rawls & von Kaufman, excellent; Lydell, 
Rogers 4 Lydell, excellent; Harry A. Ellis, 
splendid ; Meredith Sisters, good ; Ernie- & 
Ernie, novel ; Charles Kasrac ft Co., comic ; 
Richards ft Kyle, good. 

HARRIS (C. R. Buchhelt, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Norinne Carmen's Minstrels, head- 
line hit ; Lester ft Moore, scream ; Espe ft 
Paul, clever ; Emmett ft Emmett. pleasing ; 
Mr. ft Mis. Harry Stocton, good; Dancing 
Shawa, good ; Kimball ft Kenneth, excellent ; 
Smith ft Farmer, pleased. 

SHERIDAN SQUARE (Frank H. Tooker, 
mgr.; agent, U. B. O.). — Menlo Moore's "All 
for a KIbb," including the Dancing Mars, scored 
heavily ; H. T. McConnell, good ; Orphea, big 
hit; Innesg ft Ryan, fair; Harry Rouclere ft 
Co., excellent; King Brothers, good. 

ALV1N (J. P. Reynolds, mgr.).— Picture; 
fair crowd. 13, "The Third Party." 

NIXON (Thos. Kirk, mgr.).— "The Mad- 
cap Duchess" got good reception from good 
house. 13, 'The Garden of Allah." 

DUQUESNE (Harry Davis, mgr.; stock).— 
"Madame Sherry" pleased a big house. 

PITT (Wm. McVlcker, mgr.; stock).— "The 
Second Mrs. Tanqueray," well received by 
good house. 

ROWLAND (P. B. Jones, mgr.; stock).— 
"The Prince Chap" delighted good audience. 

LYCEUM (C. R. Wilson, mgr.).— "The 
Darktown Follies" attracted Its usual follow- 
ing. 13, "The Price She Paid." 

OAYETY (Henry KurUman, mgr.).— "Girl* 
from Starland," good house. 

VICTORIA (Geo. Schafler, mgr.).— "Follies 
of Pleasure," hit, big house. 

ACADEMY (J. E. Clifford, mgr. ; stock bur- 
lesque.). — "Girl in Blue.'' Vulgar show 
pleased two 8. R. O. houses. 

The dance craze grows and professionals 
are coining money in exhibitions. M. de Leyer, 
of Paris, and May King gave an exhibition in 
the Fort Pitt Hotel Friday night and later 
In the German and Concordia clubs. 



C. M. Haagen announces the engagement of 
the Victoria theatre company of St. Louis in 
"Der Dunkle Punkt ' at the Nixon April 14. 

MILWAUKEE. 

By P. G. MORGAN. 

MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, mgr. ; agent, 
Orph.). — Van ft Beaumont Sisters, fair hit in 
headline spot; John ft Mae Burke, comedy 
honors ; Diamond ft Brennan, did well ; Shaw 
ft McCord, fairly; "The Olrl from Milwaukee," 
fine ; Gardiner Trio, good ; Reed Bros., landed. 

EMPRESS (William Raynor, mgr. ; agent, 
S-C.).— "More Sinned Against than Usual," 
fairly In headline spot; "On the Road to 
Jonesvllle " comedy hit ; Dick Lynch, pleased ; 
Moscrop Sisters, entertaining ; Three Falcons, 
txccllt.nL 

CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr. • agent, T. 
B. C.).— Will H. Fox, Immense; "The School- 
master," laughing hit; Jack ft Jessie Glllson. 
excellent ; Brown ft Brown, good ; Alice Healy, 
fine. 

ORPHEUM (Frank Cook, mgr.; agent, T. B. 
C). — Roman Budnlck, excellent; LeClaire ft 
Sampson, fine; Wilson ft Lenolre, good; 
Holey ft Haley, pleased ; Agnes Kane, fair. 

DAVIDSON (Sherman Brown, mgr.; agent, 
Ind ).— "The Traffic In Souls," film drama, 

Srobably capacity all week. San Carlo Grand 
pera Co. next. 

SHUBERT (Charles C. Newton, mgr.).— 
Shubert Theatre Stock company In "The Deep 
Purple" to excellent business. 

PABST (Ludwlg Krelss mgr.).— Pabst Ger- 
man Stock company In ''Die Sklavln." Good 
houses. 

OAYETY (J. W. Whitehead, mgr.).— Ger- 
trude Hayes and Follies of the Day company. 

Musical comedy In Yiddish having proved 
popular, "A Mother's Heart," a mixture of 
music and tragedy, will be presented at the 
Pabst April 13 by an eastern company. 

AUSTRALIA. 

By MARTIN C BRENNAN. 

Sidney, March 7. 

CRITERION — Fred Nlblo and Josephine 
Cohan in "Never Say Die." Real scream ; 
business excellent. 

HER MAJESTY'S- "Come Over Here" (re- 
vue). Big houses. 

LITTLE.— "David Oarrlck," Reynolds Den- 
nlston Co. Fair business. 

ADELPHI.— Revised version of "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin." Eva Comedy Four specially 
engaged. 

NATIONAL. — The new Americans opened 
Thursday night. BUI very strong- Josephine 
Gassman and her plccannlnles, riot. Others 
well up are Weston's Models, Llvermore's Ani- 
mated Doll; William Sumner, colored Caruso; 
Lastella Trio, Russian dancers ; Ray ft Ray, 
Harry Orlbben, Carmen ft Lawrence, Sol ft 
Leslie Berns, and Hanlon, Dean ft Hanlon. 
Two latter acts particularly successful. 

PRINCESS.— J. C. Bain has a compact 
show here, headed by "Porky" Kearns, the 
Australian John Bunny. 

BRIDGE.— Clay's Vaudeville. Business ex- 
cellent. 

PALACE.— "The Land of Nod" opened last 
week and went n\ne- Among the principals 
«r« Anna McNab, Arthur Don, and others. 
Peurl Wllkerson Is producer. 



The American Burlesque Co., after a suc- 
cesstul season here, left lor New Zealand last 

week. 



By the Ventura, leaving today, the follow- 
ing aula are returning to the Stales : Gene 
Uruuue and Charley Straight, Hubanik Opera 
Co., Dixie Southern, and Dick Arnold. Harry 
Collin*, an Australian pianologist, left by 
same boat. 



The Fuller-Brennan Circuit opens the Bijou 
(Melbourne) tonignt. An all-star bill will 
appear, with Henri Kubellca, violinist ; Great- 
er city Four, harmonium ; Musical Storys. St. 
George ft Dayne, Aerial Bariletu, Le Vvltte, 
and others, in la house will play three shows 
u uuy. if the experiment is ttuuceaslul, other 
thtutreB on the circuit will follow. 



The American artists are greatly disturbed 
on this tnree-a-day movement, and many pre- 
dict that acu irom your side will not be 
loo keen on coming here at existing salarlea. 

George Waterbury, of Waterbury Bros, and 
Tenny, was ill laat week, and tne act laid 
oil tdree nights. He is all right again. Broth- 
er Ed. was married to Gladys HUineart two 
weeks ago. The bride is a Bister to George's 
wife. 



Dorothy Firman, a musical comedy artist, 
returns to America today. 



Effle Fay. who laid off the National bill for 
several days owing to illness, is now playing 
the Empire, Brisbane. 



Hugh D. Mcintosh haa the most notable 
motor car in Australia. It is painted Royal 
blue, and goes by electricity. As an adver- 
tising medium It is of exceptional value. 

Tango Teas are all the rage here, two 
matinees being held weekly In all the Rlck- 
ards houses- This means that a number of 
acts are playing two-a-day four times a week. 

The Rlckarda people are reported to have 
the erection of several new houses in per- 
spective. They will surely need them, as the 
opposition counts 28 against 7. 

All American correspondence for "Australian 
Variety" should be addreaaed to 11 Park street, 
Sydney. 



Ben J. Fuller and Publicity Manager H. H. 
Marcus are now conducting a big campaign 
through the various Australian houses, "fia 
quite on the boards that another hustling 
American newspaper man will be attached 
to the New Zealand enterprises. 

At the last moment. Mile. Belli, of the 
Hubanik-Selll Operatic Co., decided to sail 
for India Instead of the States. 

Jimmy Moore, brother to Maggie Moore, died 
two weeks ago. For years he acted aa front- 
of-the-house manager for various enterprises. 

MELBOURNE. 

HER MAJESTY'S.— "Forty Thieves," panto- 
mime. 

PRINCESS.— Allan Doone in "The Rebel." 
KING'S.— "The Ninety and Nine," melo- 
drama. 
ROYAL.— "Joseph and Hla Brethren." 
T1VOLI (late Opera Houae) .—Strong pro- 
gram here headed by the Daunton Shaw 
Troupe of cyclists. Also Tallieur Andrews, 
baritone ; Graus Bros., balancing experts ; 
Manuel De Fra, Josephine Davis, Du Callon, 
Sam Stern, Rose ft Ellis. 



At the Adelaide Tivoll are Selma Braats, 
Barton ft Ashley, Five Petleys, Jack Shields, 
Hugh Lannon, and Romano Bros. 

CHINA. 

By CLIFF. 

„ J Shanghai, March 9. 

Maud Allan and the Cherniavsky's did a 
great business at the Lyceum for four nights, 
the house being Dractlcally sold out Prices 
were $5, $3 and $2. She did not present her 
famous "Vision of Salome" here, which caused 
some disappointment, and I understand this 
dance was also omitted during her India en- 
gagement. The company left here for Manila, 
where they play a few nights, then go to 
Australia for a long season. 

The Victoria this week is featuring "The 
Last Days of Pompeii." Business is big at 
slight advance in prices for this picture — 
Sl.iiO, $1.20 and $1. Leslie and Kelly, comedy 
artists, are announced to open to-day. 

At the Appollo business continues good, 
with pictures only. This house usually haa 
one or two specialties. Violet Victoria, vocal- 
ist, and J. Sheridan are due to open here 
March 13. "Honesty," the four-reel picture. Is 
underlined for March 10. 



The Owl Cinema opens the 15th. Will be 
run on the continuous plan, with pictures and 
vaudeville. The Owl is not a large theatre 
but up to date in every respect and is located 
In the heart of the business centre. 

The Shanghai A. D. C. will present "Joseph 
Entangled" at the Lyceum March 12-14. 

The Astor Houne Is giving "Tsngo Teas" 
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The Bandmann Opera Co. is due here next 
month. 

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Zorilla, Manila. 

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The theatres In Pekin, Tientsin, Hankow 
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HONOLULU, H. I. 

By B. O. VAUGHAN. 

Honolulu, March 21. 

BIJOU (J. H. Magoon, mgr. ) .— Spauldlng 
Musical Comedy Co. (7th week). 

EMPIRE, HAWAII, POPULAR, TB LIB- 
ERTY, PIONEER (Lahalna, Maul. H. I.) 
(Geo. Prelland, mgr.). — All pictures. 

The Alexander Toung Hotel management 
has set aside two nights each week for danc- 
ing on the roof garden. A Mr. Thode, of 
Los Angeles, has been engaged to give ex- 
hibitions. 



The George Spauldlng Musical Comedy Co. 
will bring Its season at the Bijou to a close 
April 4. George Webb and company will fol- 
low. Mr. Webb made his first appearance in 
Honolulu several years ago with the Henry 
McRae Stock Co. 



ATLANTA. 



By R. H. McCAW. 

FORSYTH (Hugh Cardoza, mgr.: agent, 
U. B. O.).— Ray Cox, feature of good bill ; Geo. 
Rolland A Co., setting laugh records ; "Girls 
of Golden West," hit; Arthur Deagon, well 
received; Alexander Kids, much applause; 
Paul La Croix, scores. 

LYRIC (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Lucille La 
Verne Stock Company opens 13 In "The Lily." 

ATLANTA (Homer George, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. 

BIJOU (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Eddie Black 
Stock. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Hammond, mgr.).— 
Burlesque and vaudeville. 



The Lucille La Verne company Is starting 
Its season of stock at $1 with three 25-cent 
matinees weekly. 



Doc Baker Is at the Alamo No. 2. 

The Grand at Columbia, S. C, has failed 
and the properties have been attached to sat- 
isfy the owner of the building. 

BROOKLYN. N. Y. 

BUSHWICK (William Masaud, mgr. : agent, 
U. B. O.).— De Witt Young and Sister have a 
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and tried to liven things up with her kid 
songs and the kidding about bcr act, and she 
got over to some extent in a hard place. Anita 
Diaz's Monkeys pleased in a in lid way. John 
T. Murray was fourth and put over a nice bit. 
His picture travesty was used by Jack Wilson 
later for another laugh. Bernard A. Relnold 
and Co. in "How Hoffmelster Did It" closed 
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mostly from Tetounlc stock. Hines and Fox 
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sense, scored easily. Bertha Kallch and Co., 
in her intensely dramatic sketch "Mariana," 
was well received. Jack Wilson and Jack 
Boyle did a double, owing to the illness of Ada 
Lane. "Perils of Pauline" In three reels 
closed the show. 

ORPHEUM (Benedict Blatt, mgr. ; asent, U. 
B. O.). — Festival at the Orpheum this week, 
at least that is what they call It, but every- 
one is not of the same opinion. There are 
three singles, three mixed doubles, two animal 
acts, a cabaret act and a female magician. It 
was a big show for the Long Island farmer In 
town. Juggling De Lisle started one-flfty to 
a half filled house, followed by the Six Kirk- 



COLUMBIA (A. Sichel, mgr.; agent, Loew). 
— With five acts an 111. song and feature film, 
profeafclonal tryouts and numerous other films 
the Columbia has quite a show. A young 
woman opened it with an ill. song ; she was 
followed by Baker and Murray, a mixed double 
that can never expect to get above the small 
time. Rockwell and Wood, a straight man 
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from an audience consisting of sailors and 
others of the waterfront Inhabitants, made 
the hit of the show. Sidney Wood and the 
Dorain Sisters, who have been out with the 
Alice Lloyd show which recently closed, are 
giving a somewhat different act than when last 
seen. They have new costumes and songs and 
a cowboy finish. Wood and one of the sisters 
dance a tango that was given by himself and 
Daisy McNaughton in the Lloyd show, while 
the other siBter demonstrates something of the 
art of kicking. Jack Strouse followed with 
Italian songs and Jokes. Ted McClean and 
Co. (the company a woman) presented a sense- 
less sketch poorly received. 

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Erwln and Jane Connelly presented their 
familiar sketch to an appreciative audience. 
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Lee with songs and patter different from the 
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the "Belle of Bond Street." and she also uaed 
Alice Lloyd's "Everybody Loves a Sailor" to 
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mann held them In with magic and finished to 
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EMPIRE (Burlesque).— "Bowery Burles- 
quers." 

LIBERTY— Vaudeville. 
SHUBERT.— Vaudeville. 
FIFTH AVENUE. —Vaudeville. 
OLYMPIC— Vaudeville. 
HALSEY. -Vaudeville. 



The Bedford, recently rented to William 
Fox, will continue the same policy as at pres- 
ent, that of popular priced vaudeville and fea- 
ture Alms. The Bedford has been booking 
through the U. B. O. Family Department and 
will continue to do so for the next week or so 
and will then have the Fox acts. 



Two new movie houses open In Brooklyn 
this week : Regent on Fulton street near Bed- 
ford avenue, and the Kingston, on St. Johns 
place and Kingston avenue. 

Danse de Luxe (Clermont Rink) is making 
quite a hit with Brooklyn people with its Ave 
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BUFFALO. 



By G. K. RUDOLPH. 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.).— 6-8, Bthel 
Barrymore, a favorite In Buffalo, In "Tante." 
Excellent company, clever comedy, took well. 
Only fair attendance due to Holy Week. 
Richard Bennett In "Damaged Goods" last 
half. Advance sale heavy. 

TECK (John R. Oisbel, mgr.).— Picture. 
Next, "Peg." 

MAJESTIC (John Laugh 1 In, mgr.).— George 
Sidney in "Busy lzzy," a clever comedy well 
produced, playing to capacity audiences first 
of week. Next, "The Common Law." 

SHEAS (Henry J. Carr, mgr.).— Chlng Ling 
Foo, feature of bill, exceptional merit; Bud 
Fisher, popular cartoonist, big hit; Madden ft 
Fltzpatrick In clever comedy skit • McKay ft 
Ardine, pleased ; Roach ft McCurdy, scored ; 
Pauline Welch, clever; The Graters, dis- 
tinctive novelty ; Lo Lotte, good skaters. 

OAYETY (John M. Ward, mgr.).— "Vanity 
Fair." Drew heavy. 

FRONTIER.— Pictures, drawing big houses 
dally. 

GARDEN (W. F. Oraham, mgr.).— "Broad- 
way Belles. " with Zbyszko, Polish wrestler, 
extra attraction, drew well. Company fair. 

LYRIC (H. Marcus, mgr.). — Demascus 
Troupe, headline, failed to appear on Mon- 
day. Bill filled in later In week. Ezler A 
Webb, pleased : Grace Darnely, fair ; Mitchell 
Girls, featured broken bill ; Arthur Moris, 
clever. Fair show. 

KEITHS (Geo. Davis, mgr.).— Feature 
picture which drew well. 

STRAND (Harold Edel, mgr.).— Picture 
drew usual good business. Special music 
greatly appreciated. 

ACADEMY (M. S. Schlosinger, mgr.).- 
Tallnian nnd "Consul Pedro," the monk, fea- 
tures ; Smith & (iermon, pleased ; Pearl Stev- 
ens, good ; MarlUfl & Clements, clever ; Salla 
Bros., good. 

CARNIVAL COURT (H. L. English, mgr). 
-Dancing. Great crowds and good business. 

GLOBE. —Picture. 

FAMILY. Leading picture house showing 
exclusive features. Doing cupaclty business. 

PLAZA (Slotkln. Rosing ft Michaels, mgrs. ; 
agents, Mc.Mahnn k Dee; rehearsal Mon. and 
Thurs. 1). Last week of Lent feature pic- 
tures only. 

GRANT (Chas. Rlener. mgr- agents, Mc 
Mahon & Dee; rehearsal fl). -Harry Hanson, 
clever ; Great Weber, sensational. Capacity 
houses. 

SENECA (Mrs. Allen, mgr.; agent, Griffin). 
— "Musical Island." moro than pleased. 

JUBILEE (r ;ent. Griffin).— The Hughes, 
excellent ; Juve He Trio, big hit. 

FILLMORE (Geo. Rosing, mgr.; agents, 
MeMahon & Dee; rehearsal Mon. & Thurs. 6). 
-For Holy Week the Polish Stock Co. with 
pictures. 

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Grlffln). — Chas. Lanolre, clever; Alice Vernon 
took well. 

AMHERST (Sol Swerdloff, mgr.; agents 
MeMahon & Dee; rehearsal 0).— A. Jackson, 
novel ; Musical Stewart, fine ; Dan Locler, fair ; 
business but fair. 

ABBOTT (Max Jacobson, mgr.; agent. Grlf- 
fln). -Thomas O'Connell, scream; Dorothy 
llrnwn, dul ity and clever. 

WHITE (H. Verwlcke, mgr.; agents, Mc- 
Mahon & Dee; rehearsal 0).— Edna Smith 
(return date), hit; J. A. Elmer, splendid. 
Good business. 

KENMORE (Smith, mgr.; agent, Grlffln).— 

The Hughes, hit 

ORIOLE (J. Neff, mgr.; agent, Grlffln).— 
Miss Semmler, good ; Carvette. fair ; Phillips 
& Phillips, scored. 



BROADWAY (Frank B. Laszewskl. mgr.; 
ngents, MeMahon & Dee; rehearsal 0). — The 
Great Weber, marvelous; Novello, pleased. 
Usual good business. 

ALLENDALE AND PREMIER.— Both play- 
ing pictures throughout the week. 

COLUMBIA (Mrs. Stella, mgr.; agent, Grlf- 
fln). -Pictures exclusively. 

EMPIRE (Win. Rusher, mgr.; agents. Me- 
Mahon & Dee; rehearsal G). — Leo Whalen, 
more than good ; business satisfactory. 

SAVOY (.1. Paplardo, mgr.; agent, Grlffln). 
-Miss Vernon, pleased ; Carvette, very good. 

HOPF-STAR (Hopf-Star Amusement Co., 
mgrs.; agents, MeMahon & Dee; rehearsal 6). 
— Charlan £ Charlan. graceful; Leo Whalen, 
laughs. Good crowds. 




Billy Grady, tramp comedian, who broke his 
leg in an accident at Chicago a short time ago, 
arrived home today and will remain here for 
several weeks until able to resume. 



Starting with the opening of the baseball 
season the Buffalo Federal League games will 
be given on Star Electrical player at the Gar- 
den each afternoon. 



"The New Henrietta" will play a return en- 
gagement at the Star the first half of next 
week. Mme. Yorka and company of French 
players from Paris will be the offering the 
last half of the week. Their repertoire of 
modern and classic plays will be produced in 
original French. . 



The Jessie Bonstelle Stock Co., for the past 
few years played summer stock at the btar, 
will again return to the Star this season, 
opening April 27. 

The Majestic, as well as one or two of the 
vaudeville theatres, will remain open through- 
out the summer, and will feature exclusive 
picture. 



It la said that summer burlesque will be 
seen at the Gayety this season. Present book- 
ing runB into June and other attractions, It is 
said, will follow. 

As a result of the purchase of the Sulllvan- 
Considlne Circuit by Marcus Loew the Lyric 
in this city, booked by Loew, becomes a part 
of a circuit. 

The application of Clark H. Hammond, act- 
ing for George Kling, a taxpayer, for a pre- 
emptory writ of mandamus to compel Com- 
missioner Ward and Frank T. Reynolds, deputy 
building commissioner, to revoke the permit 
issued the Olympic Theatre Co., for repairs 
on the old Lafayette, has been denied by Jus- 
tice Emery. 

The interior work on the new Hippodrome 
is rapidly nearlng completion and will In all 
probability be opened in the very near future. 
Vaudeville and pictures will be the program. 

The keen competition between picture 
houses in the city has drawn many new tllm 
manufacturing concerns to establish agencies 
In this city. The demand for feature films Is 
growing daily and all agencies are after the 
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CLEVELAND. 

By WALTER D. BOLCOMB. 

OPERA HOUSE (George Gardiner, mgr.).— 
"Disraeli," with George Arliss. Second time 
this season to good business. 

COLONIAL (Robert McLaughlin, mgr.).- 
"The Life of Our Saviour," 'hand colored pic- 
ture In seven parts. Business fair. 

HIPPODROME (H. A. Daniels, mgr.).-- 
Willlam Faversham In "The Squaw Man." 
Best Act of season. Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Barry, 
good ; Mary Elizabeth, fair ; Cabaret Trio, 
popular; Gallagher & Carlln, fair; Tate's "Mo- 
toring," laugh-getter ; Rolandow Brothers, so- 
so. 

MILES (Frank Raymond, mgr.). — Anna Eva 
Fay drawing fair houses. Rest of bill up to 
Miles standard ; Cullen Brothers going well in 
dancing skit 

DUCHESS (R. Buckley, mgr.).— Irish Play- 
ers did big business Monday afternoon and 
evening, House dark. 

METROPOLITAN (G. Johnson, mgr.).— 
Dark after season of Vaughan Glaser Stock. 

PROSPECT (Geo. Lyons, mgr.).— "Mutt and 
Jeff In Panama." Business Big. 

PR1SCILLA (Proctor Seas, mgr.).— Joseph- 
ine Saxton and her "Dixie Kids," good ; "The 
Cosmopolitan Four," hit ; Other acts fair. 

CLEVELAND (Harry Zerker. mgr.).- 
Holden Players in "A Daughter of Judea" or 
"Leah the Forsaken," Pretty production. 



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STAR (C. J. Kltti, mgr.).— "Behman fhow" 
doing One. 

EMPIRE (Geo. Scbenlt. mgr.). — Charles 
Robinson and "Cruaoe Girls," business good. 



DETROIT. 

By JACOB 1MITH. 

TEMPLE (C. G. Williams, mgr.; U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10). — Alice Lloyd, big tav- 
orlte ; Gould A Ashlyn, hit ; Lockett A Wadron, 
fair ; Lillian Sblmberg, local ; Miller A Lyles, 
good ; W. H. St. James A Co., comedy sketch ; 
Claudius A Scarlett, good ; Olympic Trio, good. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; T, B. C. ; re- 
hearsal Monday 10). — Pauline, sensational; 
Sandy Shaw, did nicely ; Slegel A Matthews/ 
good ; Goodall Duo, clever. 

PALACE (C. A. Hoffman, mgr. ; agent. Earl 
Cox). — Dr. Cook, good draw; Lydon A Robin- 
son, good ; Blgelow, Campbell A Rayden, 
snappy ; Pour Vanoesea, good ; Allegro. » 
Zola's Mystic Doars, good; Aldro A Mitchell, 
novel ; Eddy A Eddy, fair ; Eeno, Interesting ; 
Rublnoff Trio, excellent. 

FAMILY (J. H. McCarron, mgr.; U. B. O). 
—Five Dunbars ; Zlnka Panna, good ; Lltzle 
B. Raymond, still holds favor ; Levitt A Law- 
ler, pleased ; Arthur Huston A Co., well pro- 
duced ; Lucky A Yost, entertained ; Frank 
Oabay, good ; Mason A Mason, good. 

COLUMBIA (Eddie Murphy, mgr.: agent. 
Sun ) . — Peters A Styler, good ; Andrews A 
Abbott, good; College City Trio, big bit; 
Dave Rafael A Co., good ; Allen A Arnold, 
good; Schuman Four, very good; Allle Has- 
san, good ; Rehlanders Pigs, very novel. 

NATIONAL (C. R. Hagedorn, mgr.; agent, 
Doyle). — William O'Clare A Shamrock Girls, 
Al Warda, Flske A Fallon, Henderson A Shel- 
ton, Margaret Braun A Sister, The M Omars, 
Newal A Most, Jack Foster. Well balanced 
bill. No big hits. All seemed to go over 
nicely. 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.). — 
Nat Goodwin in "Never Say Die." 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.).— "The 
New Henrietta," with W. H. Crane, Douglas 
Fairbanks and Amelia Bingham. 

WASHINGTON (Frank Whltbeck, mgr.).— 
Last week of Washington Players. Next at- 
traction four weeks of grand opera at popular 
prices, under management of Max Faetken- 
hauer. Adelaide Norwood and Gertrude Ren- 
nyson have leading roles. 

GAYETY (William Roche, mgr.) —"Golden 
Crook." 

CADILLAC (Sam Levey, mgr.).— "Tango 
Girls." 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.). — "Hazel 
Klrke " 

BROADWAY (Bert C. Whitney, prop.).— 
Feature film. Indefinite. Four shows dally. 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.).— Vaughan 
Glaser in "The Man Between." 

INDIANAPOLIS. 

By C J. OAIXAHAM. 

SHUBERT MURAT (W. E. Mick).— Pictures. 

ENGLISH'S.— Wright Huntington Players 
opening for summer stock Apr. 13 in "The 
Deep Purple." 

LYCEUM (Phil. Brown, mgr.).— 6-8. "The 
Master Mind," good opening house. Starting 
13 for summer stock, Arvlne Players in "Haw- 
thorne. U. S. A." 

O A YET Y.— Pictures. 

FAMTLY (C. Harmon, mgr.).— Gup Rspier 
Musical Comedy Co.. excellent business. 

LYRIC (H. K. Burton. mgr. ; agent. S. T. C.) 
—Lew Shank, headlined, great ovation ; Ronair 
A Ward, fairly : Todd Nard. very good ; Savoy- 
Brennan. amusing : Three Harbys, excellent ; 
Eleven Klnsnde Kilties, hit 

COLUMPTA (Billy Ballls, mgr.).— "Beauty, 
Youth and Folly." 

MAJESTIC (J. E. Sullivan, mgr.).— "French 
Models." 



KANSAS CITY. 

By R. M. CROUSH. 

SHUBERT (Earl Steward, mgr.).— Robert 
Htlllflrd In "The Argyle Case." Good business. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Lehman, mgr.). — Nance 
0'Vetl & Co.. not strone sketch : Murnhy A 
Nichols Co.. very big; Albert Von Tllzer A 
Dorothy Nord. hit : Julius Tannen. new ma- 
terial, big ; Helen Cannon, good ; Paul Gordon, 
clever wire : Ambler Bros., fine. 

EMPRESS (Dan McCoy, marr.).— "A Day at 
the Circus," big animal novelty; Joe White- 
heat, there with "nut stuff" ; Barton A Lovera, 
worth looklne over; "The Fiehter and the 
Boss," great sketch, especially now at election 
time here; Kathcrlne Klnre, hit; Sylvester, 
good ; Trevett Four, harmony. 

HIPPODROME (Ben F. Starr, mgr.) — Jes- 
sie Hsvward & Co.. Rodwav A Kellev. Barnes 
A Robinson. Marie Fltzglbbons. 8hlpley A 
Adamson. Dawson. Lanlean A Covert, Saona. 
Brooks & Lorella, Seven Neapolitan Accordion- 
ists. 

OLOPE (Cy Jacobs, mur.). — Belles of Se- 
ville." good dancing act: Stanfleld. Hall A 
T»ralne. bright sketch ; Kartello A Stoddard, 
fair; Brennan A Carr. clover; Mondane Phil- 
lips, eood Impersonator : Brooke A Harris, 
plensed : Ross A Ashton, laughs. 

OR AND (A. Judnh. mgr.V "Little Lost 
Sister." Second week and still doing well. 

AUDITORIUM (Mrtn Miller, mgr). Stock. 
"T;ino Evre." 

OAYETY (Burt McPhall, mgr.).— Pete 
'"l.'irk'R Rosev Posey Girls. 

WILLIS WOOD (Rov Crawford mgr.K 
"Olrl from Maxims" with Bob Fltzslmmons. 




An act that jets 
an encore 

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among your friends and see with 
what enthusiasm they will be 
received. Fatimas never fail to 
get a "hand" — everyone likes 
their "distinctive" flavor. 

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For 25 Fatima Coupons you can secure a handsome 
felt College Pennant {1 2 x 32) — 1 50 to select from. 



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The Willis Wood, Progressive Circuit here, 
will close In a few weeks to reopen shortly 
after as a summer picture house. 



Julius Singer, who fell last week In the 
Empress lobby and sustained a severe cut on 
the head, la up and around again. 



The Chicago Grand Opera Co. comes Sat- 
urday and Sunday and the advance sale indi- 
cates big houses. 

Al Reeves, who Is retiring often now, has 
given Burt McPhall assurance be will play 
Kansas City with his show next week. 



Joe Dorney got a lot of sport page publicity 
for Bob Fltzslmmons, the latest white hope. 



MINNEAPOLIS. 

By O. W. MILES. 

METROPOLITAN (L. N. Scott, mgr.).— 
Mclntyre and Heath in "The Ham Tree," 
week 5. Pictures 12-1R. 

SHUBERT (A. O. Balnbrtdge, mgr.).— Baln- 
brldge Stock Co. with Florence Roberts In 
"Gloria." Sumptuously staged and beauti- 
fully costumed. Averell Harris gave star ex- 
cellent support. "Zlra" follows. 

ORPHEUM (O. A. Raymond, mgr.).— Mar- 
shall P. Wilder, beadllner ; Dainty Marie, 
"Romeo ;" Claude and Fannie Usher, BronBon 
and Baldwin, Stelllng and Revelle, Sharp and 
Turek. 

UNIQUE (." ick Elliott, mgr.; S.-C.).— Tom 
Nawn in "Pat and the Genii," Two Georges, 
Mary Grey. Rsthskellar Trio. Onalp. 

MILES HIPPODROME (W. F. Gallagher, 
mgr.; T. B. C). — Piccolo Midgets. Alpha 
Troupe. Murray and Lillian. Dare Aubtln and 
Co.. El Cota. 

BIJOU (Blalslng and Hitchcock, nigra.).-- 
Harry Blalslng Stock In "Hazel Klrke" 

OAYETY (Wm. Koenlg, mgr.).— "The 
Beauty Parade." 



by his arms with feet dangling beneath the 
canopy until firemen rescued him. While the 
firemen were at work, Manager William F. 
Gallagher was telling the audience of 1,000 
persons that there was a slight fire in the 
front of the building and that there was no 
danger. The audience remained and there 
was not the slightest panic. 

seattleTwash. 

I»y HBKMBW L. STAY 

ORPHEUM (Carl Relter, mgr.).— Week 30, 
Els & French, well liked ; Ruth Roye, opened, 
good ; Harry Qllfoll, big applause ; Kartelll, 
pleased ; Ward A Weber, applause ; Thomas A 
Hall, big laugh ; The Randalla. scored. 

EMPRESS (E. C. Donnellan. mgr.; agent, 
S-C). — Dorsch & Russell, opened, big; Harry 
Rose, fair; "In Old New York.' 'big applause; 
Usher Trio, pleased ; Cecil, Eld red A Carr, 
applause. 

PANTAGES (Ed. Mlllne. mgr. ; agent, direct) 
— Togan A Geneva, opened, applause ; Comer 
& Sloane, pleased ; Creo, mystifying ; Danny 
Simmons, scream ; Allsky's Greater Hawallans, 
big applause. 

MOORE (Ben Ketchum, mgr.; agent, Shu- 
berts).— "The Blue Bird,' 'good business. 

METROPOLITAN (Geo. J. MacKenzle. mgr.) 

"The Inside of the White Slave Traffic," mo- 
tion pictures, good business. 

SEATTLE (Stock Co.).— "Mary Jane's Pa," 
fair business. 

TIVOLI (Stock Co.).— Oood business. 



Several hundred dollars' damage was caused 
by a fire at the Miles March 31. The fire 
started in the switch box that controls a 
big electric sign, spread to the Insulation of 
the cables and went Into a fireproof room on 
the third floor where other electrical appa- 
ratus is kept. Chief Charles Ringer of the fire 
department, while assisting to extinguish the 
blaze, fell through a glass canopy. He hung 



Commencing April 5 Empress will run from 
11 a. ra. to 11 p. m. 

SPOKANE? WASH. 

Wy J A MIC* B. ROTOR. 

AUDITORIUM (Charles York, mgr.; agent, 
N. W. T. A.).— 8-11. "The Bluebird" 

ORPHEUM (Joseph Muller, mgr.; agent, 8- 
<"".).— Week 2S, Broom, nice; Louis Oranat, 
fair; "Th« Punch." bin hit; Bob Hall, received 
very little ; "Mecmald and Man." Impressive. 

PANTAOES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.; 
a Kent, direct). — Week 20. Jerome A Carson, 
liked: Wood & Lnwson, hit; Barrows. Lan- 
caster & Co., excellent : Company I. National 
Cunrd. wall sealing, local and hit ; Tom Kelly, 
popular ; Bnrnold's Dogs, headline. 

SPOKANE (Sam W. B. Cohn, mgr.). Week 
20. first half. Snow * Rudy, popular; Mac 
O'Nell. entertaining? : Mary Lamb, liked; sec- 
ond rmlf Davis * Olcdhlll. Charlie Edenberg. 
Mac O'Nell. 



B. Cbrlstlanson has sold to B. A. Wilson, 
of Wallace, Idaho, the Ideal, St. Maries, near 
here. The stage will be enlarged and vaude- 
ville played. 

Alicia Petit Clerc and Ken Metcalf have 
opened a two weeks' engagement at the Ca- 
sino. 

The Bauscher- French Co. will put on a 
street carnival here week of April 20. 



TORONTO. 



By HARTLEY. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solman, mgr.).— 
Forbes-Robertson with Oertrude Elliott and his 
London Co. opened his two weeks' engagement 
with Hamlet to a capacity house. Judging by 
advance sale, this engagement will be a record 
breaker. 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard. mgr.).— The 
Quaker Girl Sweethearts 13. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.). — The Common 
Law. The Dingbat Family 13. 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.) — 
Alexander ft I»gan, Woodywyde, Celluloid 
Sara, Three Bohemians, Gordon ft Rica, Alex- 
ander Bros., Robert Emmett Keane, Geo. W. 
Cooper ft William Robinson. 

LOEW'8 YONGE STREET (J. Bernstein, 
mgr.; agent, Loew).— De Alma Perry ft Rae, 
Blllle 8eaton, Marvl Broa., Friend ft Leaser. 
The Criminal with Mark Llnder ft Co., Franols 
Murphy, Dancing Kennedy, Al ft Fannie Shed- 
man. Marnettl ft Stdello, Owen Wright 

STAR (Dan F. Plerco. mgr.; Progressive).— 
High Life Girls. The Tango Girls 13. 

OAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.; Columbia).— 
The Happy Widows. The Golden Crook 13. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Orlffln, mgr.; agent, 
Griffin). — Palmer A Bennett, The Thomas, Cob- 
dan A Mullady, Jock McKle, Lorelle. 

PARK D. A. Lochrle, mgr. ; Agents, Mc- 
Mahon ft Dee). — The Great Svlngall A Co., 
Ivou 8utton, Laura Markrel. The Rodmans, 
Tracy, Hubbard Co. 

REAVER (W. L. Joy. mgr.; agent, Orlffln). 
— Alma Sire A Co.. Bateman, Wood A Co., 
Mansflelds. McCune A Grant, Ben Dawson. 

CRY8TAL (C. Robson, mar.; agent, Orlffln). 
— Almes A Wilson, Sam Howard, Clause A 
Radcllff, Josephine Tobias. 

LA PLAZA (C. Wellsman. mgr. : agent. Orlf- 
fln).— Morgan A West, Aldlna, La Noles, J. 
Nallln. 

PEOPLES (S. A bond, mgr.; agent, Orlffln). 
-Miss Barlow, J. Nallln. 

CHILDS (C. Maxwell, mur. ; agent. Orlffln). 

-Alberts A Alberta. Earl A Earl. 



The Committee of Forty an organization of 
moral reformers who, for some time have been 
making decided objections to some of the 
shows presented at some of the local theatres, 
and their latest was a charge made against 
tho management of the Princess theatre 
when the Zegflelds Follies was presented at 
this house some waeka ago. At a recent meet- 
ing of the Toronto Police Commissioners the 
latter decided that the authorized theatrical 
censor, Wm. Banks, 8r., was quite competent 
In the way he carried out his duties and that 
the noble forty were told to keep their hands 
off. 




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ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (April 13) 

The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed In this 
department weekly, either at the theatres they are appearing In or at a permanent or 
temporary address (which will bo Inserted when route Is not received) for tl yearly, or 
If name Is la bold face type, 110 yearly. All players In vaudeville, legitimate stock or 
burlesque are eligible to this department 



LOUISE 

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BILLY 

MACK 



Oars Will Collins, B 
Panten St., London, 



Abbott Tlllle A Co Jeff ere Saginaw 
Abdallahs 6 Majestic San Antonio 
Adams A Ouhl BIJou Flint 
Adas Family Empress Kansas City 
Adlsr A Arllao Palace London Indef 
Adonis ears Ifarlnelll Berlin 
Amalo Cocclo A Co Pantages Winnipeg 
Ambrose Mary Morosco Lot Angeles 
American Comedy 4 Empreis Kansas City 
Anthony A Boas Gaiety Ban Francisco 
Armstrong A Manley Empress Ft Wayne 
Ash Sam Lyric Indianapolis 
Axard Paul Troupe Empress Butte 

B 
Bards Four Variety N T 
Banes A Crawford VsHety N T 
Barnold's Dog A Monkey Variety N T 
Barnum Duchess Variety N T 
Berliner Vera 1714 Ridge Ave Chicago 
Bt* Jim F Bernstein 1491 Bway N T C 
Bimbos The Variety N T 
Bowers Fred V A Co Grand Syracuse 
Bowers Walters A Crooker Her Majesty*! 

Melbourne Aus 
Bracks Seven 104 B 14th Tauslg N T 
Brady A Mahoney 760 Lexington Ave Bklyn 
Branson A Baldwin Variety N T 
Brooks Wallle Variety N T 
Brace A Calvert Liberty Girls B R 
Busse Miss care Cooper 1411 Bway N T C 
Byron A Langdon Lyric Indianapolis 

C 
If 114 Livingston St Bklyn N T 



Walter L. Catlett 



k Theatre, Lea 

ant i Oliver 



Angvlea, Indef. 



Sid Franz Troupe 

"FRANTIC WHIBLMIM" 
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Frank J Herbert lfll University Ave N T C 

Frevoll Fred Variety N T 

Frsy Henry 1777 Madison Ave N T C 



Gardner Grant Empress Chicago 

Gargonls 6 Puntages Edmonton 

Geary Arthur Majestic Little Rock 

Georges Two Empress St Paul 

Gibson Hardy Variety N Y 

Godfrey A Henderson S41 W 41th It N T C 

HELEN GOFF 

PRIMA DONNA 
Direction. Anderson Polity Co., Han Francisco. 

Gordon Highlanders Majestic Dallas 

Gordon John R & Co Empress Kansas City 

Gould Venlta BIJou Flint 

Graham A Dent New Amsterdam N Y 

Granville Taylor 850 W Sbth St N Y 

Granat Louis Imperial Vancouver 

Granville A Mack Pantages Oakland 

Gray Mary Empress St Paul 

Green McHenry A Dean Empress St Paul 

Green Ethel Dominion Ottawa 

Gregolre A Elmlna Pantages 8an Francisco 

Gwynn A Gossett Empress Sacramento 

Gygl Ota Varletj N Y 

H 
Halllgma A tykes Variety N Y 



Harrah Great Ben AH Lexington 
Havllans The Variety New York 
Hayama 4 Variety N Y 

Hayward Stafford A Co Columbia St Louis 
Haywarda The White Rats N Y 
Hermann Adelaide Hotel Plerrepont N Y 
Hutchinson WlUard A Co Variety Chicago 



Idnnlas 6 Keith's Toledo 

Imhoff Conn A t'oreene Colonial Erie 

"In Old New York" Empress Tacoma 

lamed Poll's Scranton 

"I've Got It" Empress Sacramento 



Jerome & Carson Pantages Vancouver 
Johnston Lawrence Pantages San Francisco 
Johnstone Great Babcock Billings 
Johnstons Musical Palace Burnley Eng 
Jones & Sylvester Hammersteln's NYC 
Juggling D'Armo Lyric Calgary 
Juggling Wagners Pantages Oukland 



Kara Empress Los Angeles 

Kamraerer A Horn-land Variety N Y 

Kayne Agnes Variety Chicago 

Kecnan Frank A Co Keith's Cleveland 

Kelly A Pollock Variety N Y 

Kelly Tom Pantages Vancouver B C 



Walter C. Kelly 

WINTER GARDEN. NEW YORK, Indef. 

Kemp Will Lyric Richmond 

Ksnny A Hollls «< Bralnerd Rd Allston Mass 

Kono A Green Keith's Washington 

Keough Edwin A Co Savoy San Diego 

Keullng Edgar Louis Variety N Y 

Klernan Walters A Klernan EmpreBS Los 

Angeles 
Kingston World Mlndell Orpheum Circuit 
Kirk A Fogarty Temple Hamilton 
Klrksmlth Sisters Maryland Baltimore 
Kramer A Morton Keith's Philadelphia 
Kurtls Roosters Amalgamated 8outh Afrlea 



Ca Data t Riverside Ave Newark 

Clarke A Bergman 111 George St Brooklyn 

Claudius A Scarlet Variety N T 

Cross A Josephine 901 Palace Bldg N Y 

Creneh A Welch Variety N Y 

D 
Daleys The Variety New York 
D'Arvllle Jeanette Montreal Indef 
Davett A Duvall Pantages San Francisco 
Davis Ethel A Co Lyric Calgary 
Davis Josephine Variety London 
De Alberts Pantages Tacoma 
Demarest A Doll Babcock Billings 
Dennis Bros Orpheum Ogden 
DeVItt A DeVItt Pantages Winnipeg 
Devlne A Williams Variety N Y 
Dingle A Esmeralda Marlnelll 1491 Bway N Y 
Doone Laura A Co Jeffers Saginaw 
Dorsch A Russell Empress Tacoma 
Dotson A Gordon Lyric Calgary 
Doyle John A Co Empress Milwaukee 
Doyle Patsy Pantages Los Angeles 



An Adept In Jugglery 

WILFRID DU BOIS 

Playing for W. V. M. A. 

B 

Baollng Trie 119 Hudson PI Hoboken N J 

Ellnore A Williams Bushwlrk Oklyn 

Elizabeth Mary Grand Pittsburg 

Emmett Oracle 77 Avon Rt Somervllle Maps 

Empire Comedy 4 Keith's Louisville 

Entertainers 4 Variety N Y 

Errol Bert Keith's Cleveland 

F 
Ferry Wm (The Frog) Casino Kursaal Cairo 

Egypt 
Fields Teddy Variety N Y 
Fields W C Tlvoll Sydney Australia 
Fox A Ward 1117 Wolf St Philadelphia 
Francis Bath Roche Ocean Beach N Y 



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Let everybody know where you are, either for the week 
through, or a permanent address where you can be reached 
at all times. 

Address in this Department may be changed weekly. If 
on a • route, permanent address will be temporarily in- 
serted during any lay-off. 

Get it in for the Summer. 

$5 yearly (one line weekly), or $10, same space, in bold 
face type. 

Send remittance with address desired to VARIETY, 
New York. 



La Crandalls Poll's Springfield Mass 

Lambertl Variety London 

La Deodlma Empress Cincinnati 

Lambert A Ball Hammersteln's NYC 

Lamb's Manikins Princess Ft Dodge la 

Lo Dent Frank Variety London 

Leonard Bessie 119 Townsend Ave Now Bavea 

La Toy Bros Majestic Houston 

"Lawn Party" Majestic Houston 

Lelgbtons 3 Orpheum New Orleans 



Original "Rathskeller Trio," 
Cars VARIETY. London. 

Lindsay Fred Orpheum New Orleans 
Lloyd Rita Hammersteln's NYC 
Llttlejohns The Variety N Y 
Lowes Two Varieties Terre Haute 
Lynch Dick Unique Minneapolis 

M 
Manny A Roberts Variety London 
Mayo Louise Variety New York 
MeCree JanJe Columbia Theatre Bldg N T 
McDermott Billy S01 W 109th St N Y C 
Meredith Sisters SI0 W list St N Y C 
Mersereau Mils Variety N Y 
Morris A Boasley Loew Circuit 
Murray Elisabeth M Variety N Y 
Musette 414 Central Park West N Y 

N 

Nawm Tom A Co Empress St Paul 
Nestor A Del berg Empress Kansas City 
Newmans 8 Empress Winnipeg 
Newport A 8tlrk Empress Kansas City 
Nlblo A 8pencer 363 12th St Bklyn N Y 
Nlchol Sisters care Delmar 1465 Bway NYC 
Nlcol Bros 1690 Amsterdam Ave N Y 
Norton A Earle Majestic Dallas 
Norwood A Hall Majestic Kalamazoo 

O 
O'Brien Havel A Co Keith's Boston 
O'Connor R E A Co Orpheum Ogden 
Olivetti Troupe Empress San Francisco 
Onalp Empress St Paul 
O'Nell Nance A Co Orpheum Sioux City 
Oxford 3 Empress Chicago 

F 
Parry Charlotte A Co Majestic Milwaukee 
Payne Nina Grand Pittsburg 
Perry Albert A Co Shea's Buffalo 
Phillips Sidney Orpheum Sioux City 
Plcchlanl Troupe Orpheum Spokane 
Pollock Milton A Co Variety N Y 
Prelle's Dogs Foysythe Atlanta 
Prevost A Brown Grand Pittsburg 

B 
Reiner A Gore Variety N Y 
Renards S Variety NY 



W. E. Ritchie and Co, 

THE ORIGINAL TRAMP CYCLIST 

Apr. 27, Alhambra, Glasgow, Scotland. 

Rloe Hasel 7000 Bute St Chisago 
Rlohmond Dorothy Hotel Wellington N Y 
Roehms Athletic Girls Variety Chicago 



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ROCK and FULTON 

Featured In "The Echo." 
Direction Anderson Gaiety Co. 

Ronalr A Ward Variety N Y 
Ross A Ash ton Variety N Y 

Thos. J. Ryan-Richfield Co. 

This Week (Apr. 6), Fox's. Jamaica. L. I. 
Personal Direction J CLE DELMAR. 



Frank— Seymour and Robinson — Alicia 

"The Minx and the Mixer," 

Now Playing Interstate Time. 

Always Working. 

Direction JAMES B. McKOWEN. 

Shean Al Variety New York 

Smith Cook A Brandon Orpheum Circuit 

Stafford A Stone Echo Farm Naurlet N Y 

Stanley Stan Union Ave A Oak Lane Phil a 

Stanton Walter Variety N Y 

St Elmo Carlotta Variety N Y 

Stevens Loo Englcwood Chicago 



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Btoddard A Hlnes lit 8 Tth St Baanlbal Me 
Button A Caprice Liberty Olrlo B R 
Button, Melntyre A Button Orpheum Montreal 

V 
♦Tho Pumpkin Girl" Orpheum Montreal 
Teddy Alice BUou Jackson Mich 
Terry Troupe Pantarea Portland 
Texlco Variety N T 

"The Punch" Imperial Vancouver B C 
Thornton A Corlew Empress Portland 
Thorstoa Howard BAH 1401 Bway N T 
To fan A Geneva Pantages Tacoma 
Torcat's Roosters Pantagea Spokane 
Torrelll's Circus Empress Milwaukee 
Tracer Ooets A Tracey Pantages Spokane 
Travlolas The Majestic Little Rock 
Trovato Morris A Fell 14tt Broadway N T 

T 
Valll Murtel A Arthur Variety N T 
Van Billy 4111 Forest Ave Madlsonvllle O 
Van Billy B Van Harbor N H 
YloUnsky Variety N T 

W 
Ward A Curren Maryland Baltimore 
Warren A Blanchard Empress Salt Lake 
Waters Tom Empress Cincinnati 
Weston A Leon Savoy San Diego 
Weston A Young Varieties Terre Haute 
Whipple Houston A Co Bijou Jackson 
White Porter J A Co Babcock Billings 
Wilbur Gladys Empress Salt Lake 
Wiley A Ten Eyck Majestic Houston 
Williams A Segal Empress 8eattle 
Wilson Geo Pantages Winnipeg 
Wood A Lawson Pantages Vancouver B C 
Work Frank lott B tftth Bt Bklyn N T 



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WEEKS APRIL 13 and APRIL 20. 
American Peautles 13 Gayety Washington 20 

Gayety Pittsburgh 
A Trip to Paris 13 Majestic Indianapolis 20 

Gayety St Louis 
Beauty Parade 13 Grand St Paul 20 Gayety 

\f 11 W AUpTOA 

Beauty, Youth A Folly 13 Star A Garter Chi- 
cago 20 Standard St Louis 

Bebman Show 13 Empire Toledo 20 Columbia 
Chicago 

Belles Beauty Row 13 Miner's Bronx New York 
20 Casino Brooklyn 

Ben Wel^h Show 13-1* Holyoke O H Holyoke 
lfl-18 Empire Albany 20 Miner's Bronx New 
York _ 

Big Gaiety 13 Casino Philadelphia 20 Murray 
Hill New York 

Big Jubilee 13 Gayety Boston 20 Columbia New 
York # 

Billy Watson's Big Show 13 Gayety Montreal 
20-22 Empire Albany 23-25 Worcester Wor- 
cester 

Bon Ton Girls 13 Empire Newark 20 Empire 
Philadelphia 

Bowery Burlesquer* 13 People's New York 20 
Music Hall New York 

Broadwny Belles 13-1.% Armory Blnghamton 16- 
18 Van Culler O H Schenectady 20 Opera 
House Amsterdam 22 Lawler Greenfield 23-25 
Empire Holyoke 

Broadway Girls 13 Westminster Providence 20 
Casino Boston 

College Girls 13 Gayety Milwaukee 20 Folly 
Chicago 

Columbia Burlesquers 13 Empire Brooklyn, 20 
People's New York 

Crackerjacks 13-15 Bantable Syracuse 16-18 
Lumbers: Utlca 20 Gayety Montreal 

Crusoe Girls 13 Olympic Cincinnati 

Dandy Girls 13 Haymarket Chicago 20 Cadillac 
Detroit 

Follies of Day 13 Folly Chicago 20 Gayety De- 
troit 

Follies of Pleasure 13 Empire Cleveland 

French Models 13 Gayety St Louis 

Oav New Yorkers 1.1 Gayety Cincinnati 20 
Buckingham Louisville 

Gay White Way 13 Gayety Baltimore 20 Gayety 
Washington 

Ginger Girls 13 Casino Brooklyn 20 Orpheum 
Paterson 



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for Amusemen t Parks, Conventions/etc. 

FOR SALE 

at a Bargain 

Address "FLAG." P. O. Box 1010, 
Bridgeport, Ct. 

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or 

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Girls from Happyland 13 Columbia New York 
20 Star Brooklyn 

Glrla from Joyland 13 Opera House Amster- 
dam 15 Lawler Greenfield 16-18 Empire 
Holyoke 20 Howard Boeton 

Girls from Maxim's 13 L O 20 Knglewood 
Chicago 

Girls from 8tarland 13 Star Cleveland 20 Em- 
pire Toledo 

Girls of Follies 13 Howard Boston 20 Grand 
O H Boston 

Golden Crook 13 Gayety Toronto 20 Gayety 
Buffalo 

Happy Maids 13 Cadillac Detroit 20 8tar To- 
ronto 

Happy Widows 13 Gayety Buffalo 20 Corin- 
thian Rochester 

Hastlng's Big Show 18 Orpheum Paterson 20 
Empire Newark 

High Life Girls 13 Garden Buffalo 20-22 Arm- 
ory Blnghamton 23-26 Van Culler O H 
Schenectady 

Honeymoon Girls 13 Music Hall New York 
20 Empire Hoboken 

Howe's Lovemakers 13 Empire Philadelphia 20 
Gayety Baltimore 

Jack Reld's Progressive Girls 13 Olympic 
New York 20 Trocadero Philadelphia 

Jolly Girls 13 Victoria Pittsburgh 20 Empire 
Cleveland 

Liberty Girls 13 Standard St Louis 20 Gayety 
Kansas City 

Marlon's Dreamlands 13-15 Empire Albany 16- 
18 Worcester Worcester 20 Gayety Boston 

Marlon's Own Show 13 Gayety Minneapolis 20 
Grand St Paul 

Militant Maids 13 People's Philadelphia 20 
Victoria Pittsburgh 

Miner's Big Frolic 13 Columbia Chicago 20 
Gayety Cincinnati 

Mischief Makers 13 Broad St Trenton 20 Peo- 
ple's Philadelphia 

Motile Williams 13 L O 20 Gayety Minneapolis 

Monte Carlo Girls 13 Gotham New York 20 
Olympic Cincinnati 

Parisian Beauties 13 Willis Wood Kansas City 
20 LO 27 Englewood Chicago 

Queens of Paris 13 Casino Boston 20-22 Holy- 
oke OH Holyoke 23-25 Empire Albany 

Queens of the Cabaret 13 Trocadero Phila- 
delphia 

Rector Girls 13 Englewod Chicago 20 Hay- 
market Chicago 

Reeve's Big Beautv 8how 13 Gayety Kansas 
City 20 Gayety Omaha 

Roble's Reautv Show 13 Buckingham Louis- 
ville 20 Columbia Indianapolis 

Roselnnd Girls 13 Gayety Detroit 20 Gayety 
Toronto 

Rose Svrtell's 13 Empire Hoboken 20 Casino 
Philadelphia 

Rosey Posev Girls 13 Gayety Omaha 20 L O 27 
Gayety Minneapolis 

Social Maids 13-15 Jaeoues Waterbury 16-18 
Park Bridgeport 20 Westminster Providence 

Stnr A Garter 13 Gayety Pittsburgh 20 Star 
Cleveland 

Tango Girls 13 Star Toronto 20 Garden Buffalo 

Taxi Girls 13 Murrav Hill New York 20-22 
Jacques Waterbury 23-25 Westminster Provi- 
dence 

The Flirting Widows 13 Grand O H Boston 20 
Gotham New York 

Trocaderos 13 Columbia Indianapolis 20 Star 
A Garter Chicago 

Vanity Fair 13 Corinthian Rochester 20-22 
Bastable Syracuse 23-25 Lumber* Utlca 

Watson Sisters Show 13 Star Brooklyn 20 Em- 
pire Brooklyn 



LETTERS 

Where C follows name, letter la fta 
Chicago. 

Where 8 T follow* name, letter Is a 
Ban Franolsco. 

Advertising or oircular letters of any 
description will not be listed when 
known. 

P following name Indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 



A 

Albers Ernest 
Anderson Andy 
Anderson Howard 
Ardell Bob 
Arminta A Burke 
Antrim Harry (C) 
Ay re Rose A Grace (C) 



Bakewell Mrs Thomas 
Barnes A Crawford 
Barry Edwlna 
Bartlett Guy 
Bayes Nora 
Beatle Franklin R (C) 
Bell Miss A M (C) 
TVlleclalr Bros 
Rellmontes The 
Dennett Sedal 
Rennett Sidney 
Rentiers Musical 
Herger Edgar (P) 
Bernard Bessie (C) 
Bernard Dollle (C) 
Bernard Jule (C) 
Bernard A Scarth (C) 



Berrel Geo B (C) 
Beverley Myra 
Bimbos The (C) 
Bold Hazel 
Bolger Elmer (C) 
Bolton A Parker 
Bonnesattl Troupe (C) 
Boss Peter 
Boyd Billy (C) 
Bradley Kattle Mae 
Brown Jack 
Bubman Frank 
Burke A Burke 
Burton Richard 
Busch Bros 
Busbell May 

C 

Campbell Morris 
Carroll A Aubrey 
Chick John & A (C) 
Claire Nell 
Clark Joe 

Clear Sky Chief (C) 
Cllne Vivian 
Clifton Helen (C) 
Clucas Carroll 
ClucaB Carroll (O 



THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 

THE HIDE-AWAY MCI TIME 6IMUfT 

aat, Plin F. OBIFFIN. CMBs Thornton BMf H 
MONTBBAL OFFICB. 41 St. Oathor ta a St. Baa* 



dbtboit 



A L OF FICB. 41 St. Oathortaa St. ■§ 
BUFF AI4> 0FFICB, If 1 fwrtili St. 
OR OFFFIOB, 41 Canape* Boildlaa; 



Freeman Bernstein 



of VaaAevUIe 
PUTNAM BUILDINB, NBW TO! 



OPEN DAT AND NIOBT 
M14 



New Ti 



Brennan-Fuller Vaudeville Circuit 



caustbalia and raw sbalant» 



M to M WEEKS 



CAM 



TO BBOOON1SBD 

BEN *. 



ACTS. AIX TBANSFOBTATIOM PAID 



ATIVB, til PAJTTAGBS TBBATBB BLDB., BAM FBAMCISCO 



^bk ■■ /W of all performers sola* to Barope saake their steaaaahlp arrangements throafh 
■ ■■ftt*sYl ua The following have: 

■ZsFeVai 7*^ MUtoa A De Long Sister*. MeLellan A Carson. Was. Marrow A Co.. Nell Mo- 
^^ ^^ Klalcy, Melville** Motor Girl, Mooello A Maralta, BoH Melrooo, Tho 

Marqaarda, Mood A Gill. Morris A Alloa, Marshal A Kirn*, Flvo Merkola, Martial 
Bres., Mass A Frank. Mllarea. 

PAUL TAC8IO A SON, 104 N. 14th St.. New York City 
German Havings Bonk Wlrtjr. . TeJejrtgao_Storveanat_jaaj 



• TO f 

Witto or Wire 



J. H. ALOZ 



Orpl 

MONTBBAL. F. Q. 



AUSTRALIAN 
VARIETY 




Cook A Hamilton 
Cooper Ashley (C) 
Cooper Wm H 
Corbltt Jas J 
Coulter Clarence 
Courtney Alice (P) 
Cox Mildred 
Cox Ray 
Crawford Harry 
Crlscano P 
Culhane Martin F 
Cummlnga Irvln 
Cunningham A Corey 

D 
Daley A O'Brien 
Darling Miss F B 
Davidson Elsa 
Davis L C (C) 
Davis Jas 8 
Dayton Harry 
Dean Miss P (C) 
Dean Wanda 
Delmore A Onlda (P) 
De Michelle Bros (C) 
Denold Mable 
Dingle Tom (P) 
Dixon A Falls (C) 
Donnelly Tom (C) 
Donovan Jas B (C) 
Dooley Ray 
Do re Dorothy 
Du Bols W J (C) 
Duffy Fred 
Duc-gan W F (C) 
Dunn Arthur 
Dunont Browne 
Dupree Dolly 
Dupree Ceo (C) 
Dushan Peggy 
Dwyer Lottie 

B 
Elect rice 
*Mklns Bettlo 
Ernests Three 
Evans Billy 
Evans Oeo Mlns 
Evems Harry 

F 
Grinning Frank 
Fny Frank 
Fernekes Valentine 

(O 
Fields Harry W 
Fields Teddy 
Fin A Wynn 
Fopfor Anna (C) 
Foster Oeo 
Pot Will H 
Frank W J 
frnnklln Vere 
Frn^.oe Frnnk 
Fron^h Bert 
Fro»i!1fh Pauline 
Fulgora 

O 

Onlvln Ella 
Onrdner Mr A Mrs F 
flnrdnor Tattle 
Cirdlnor Wm 
Hurnrr Ornce JC) 
Onv Trene 
rjfrmalno Corty (C) 
c.lh^on Mnrlon 
Gilbert «• Ornhsm (C) 
r.Hdon Ml«s B (C) 
r.llmore Elinor 
rv.lflon Max 
Chllne & Keating (C) 
Ofinz.-ilrz Julia 
r;,,rrlon Frank O 



Gordon John O 
Orady Jere 
Orant Alf 
Grey Marie 
Gross Louise 
Cruet A Gruet 

H 

Hack Billy 
Hall J Albert 
Hancock Raymond 
Handy Hap Co 
Hanson Alice 
Harcourt Daisy (C) 
Hardy Adele 
Hasson Allle Leslie 
Hawley Walter 
Hawthorne Billy 
Hayea A Wynn 
Healey Danny 
Heckman Paul 
Herman Dr Carl 
Hewitt Karl 
Hlllebrand A De Long 
Hill Florence (P) 
Hoffman Al (C) 
Holman Harry 
Hoi man Harry (C) 
Hon an A Helm 
Hughes Charles 
Hume Harry (C) 
Hunter Flossie 
Hunting Hazel 
Hutchinson Wlllard 
(C) 

I 

Ideal Manager 
Irving Grace 
Trea Guy R 
Ivy Rose 

J 

Jackson Bert 
Jefferson Thomas 
Jolly A Wild 
Johnson Oeo C 
Jungman Family 

K 

Kane Musical Com Co 
Ksrsey Richard 
Kellv Eugene 
Kellv Harrv P 
Velly A PollocV 
Kelton Mrs Ned 
KennenV A Rooney 
Kono Tllllv 
Kent TiOulse 
Kln« A Kingman 
Kline; Les H (C) 
Kltrhen A Foy 
Knnrr> E^lfllo (C) 
KniKf-r Phillip 



T.arev Mahol E (C) 
T^amh Irene 
1m Porte Joe (C) 
I*a Rene Family (C) 
T,n Bue Eva 
T.awrenro Mndge 
T,nwson A Namon (C) 
I,nvf1rn Mr H 
Tannic FranM* (C) 
f^onp Tlnv (C) 
Tx» Phb;o rolll.^ (F,F) 
J.r> Van Harry fl 
f.lttle loseph (C) 
Tjorb Snm Ijpo 
T»urle Jesnette 
T/Ovelnnd Tarl H 
l.tiwc Mr« Waltrr 
I.uhln Dave 



Lyons A Cullen (C) 
Lytell Margaret 

M 

McAvoy Billy 
McFarland 8lsters 
McOee F B 
McNish A McNlsh 
Mack Mae 
Msdcan Amy (C) 
Mallon Patrick (C) 
Mandevllle Butler 
Marcus Jsck 
Martin Wilson A M 
Martyn A Florence 
Martyn A Florence 

(C) 
Matthews Harry A M 
May Evelyn 
Medoras The 
Mellon Harry 
Melnotte Twins 
Melvern Oracle 
Merles Cockatoos (C) 
Merseresn Mile 
Meyera Belle 
Mlddleton A Spell 
Miller Larry O 
Montrose Al 
Moore Alberta 
Moran Pauline 
Morgan Peatrlco (C) 
Morrell Maude (C) 
Morton Bertha 
Mudge F M 
Murray Bill (C) 
Murray Jack 
Murray Laura 

N 

Naylor Marlon 
Nelson Chester 
Nelson Harry 
Newklrk A Evans Sis 
Nolan lionise 
Norman Fred 

O 

OClalre Wm 
Olson Emmett C, 
O'Mally George 
Ormonde Eugene 
O'Nell Ray B 
O'flhea Dennis 
Overlng M 



Palmer Phillip L 
Parson* Joseph (P) 
Paul flteven T 
Pauline Jos Tt 
Perk Family <C\ 
Peers The 
Pekln Zouaves 
Pelletlere Dora 
Pemherton Mable 
Perrlval Mable 
Perrv Albert 
Petrlo W F 
Phllhrlnk Wm 
Plttmnn Ray 
Poll Ernest 
Pollv Mnu»1p 
Prlmrnno FrM 
Prlmro«e Hi-lcn 
Prior Ernest (r) 

R 

Rnlnh 
Rnlnh All 
RnyfleH Floronro 
Readlck Frank M 
Reno George B 
Reynolds Lew (C) 



Reynolds Maxwell 
Rlalto Mile 
Rice Andy 
Rlcharda Dick (P) 
Richards Ellen 
Richardson C L 
Rooney Julia 
Roslne Carl <C) 
Roes Harry (P) 
Roth Edmund 
Roy Eddy (CI 
Rulan E J 
Russell James 

8 
Sardell Bloasom O (P) 
Sawyer Delia 
Scholvlnck Alfred 
Scott John 

Seymour Frank (8F) 
Sheldon Ruth 
Shewbrook Beatrice 
Singer John 
Smith Ed 8 
Sullivan Arthur 
Bulley Frank (C) 
Summers A Ooncaies 
Swanberg Emil F 

T 
Taber Bernlce 
Tanner Harry (C) 
Tauh Lorens 
Terry Al 
Texlco Chas 
Theo Mlea 
Thomas Jesnle 
Tojetta A Bennett (C) 
Tony A Norman 
Trevors The (C) 
Tsuda Harry (P) 
Tucker Sophie 
Turner Bert 

V 

Van Cello Mra Blll'« 
Vnnfleld Dave 
Vann Mm villa 
Vernon Grace (c.) 
Vernoy Frank (C) 
Vincent Claire 
Violet A Charles 

W 

Wall Burt 
Walters Cora E 
Watson Snmmy 
Watts a Luras (C) 
Welase A 
Weltzman Jean P 
Weloh Wllllim 
WeHton Lightning 
Wheelor Bert 
Whldden Jay 
x Vhlpp| r Bayonge 
Whiting Joe 
Wllllnms A E 
Wllllnm.H * TijIvpt 
Wllllnmn Gertiudo 
Wlllon Plstern (C) 
Wllwon Ilenrletts 
Wilton * Mntahnll 

^Vr^Ofl Rr|tt 

Wood Mnrtruorlte 
Wright Ear) 
Wright & Rich 

T 
Voung .Take 
Young Myrtle 
Voung & April 

Z 

Zenda Carl (C) 



34 



VARIETY 




It In said that Mrs. Pankhurst never iw«n, 
hot Mrs. Pancursed last week while on a 
hanger strike, for she said the food they tried 
to give her made her Pankache. 

It* been a Inns: time wince we have said 
anything about pancakes, bat we can't Just 
exactly forget them. That last trip to New 
York made It worae. 

Twenty-one day*' rain oat of 26 eo far this 
month of March Is not so bad for Old En*. 
We mnnot afford to lose our rep. 

Thetypewrltersbuatedly Yours. 

Vardop, Perry ami Wilber 

FRED J. BBAMAN Present! 

DICK CROLIUS and 
ALICE WARWICK 

In 
"THE TOUT'S TEMPTATION" 

DAVE WOODS' 

ANIMAL ACTORS 

Clrealft, tndef. 





JOE CASE 



(single) 

In 6 characterisations 

of 6 different nations 

with 6 danee creations. 



Direction 

SAM MEYERS. 



When in town meet me at 

STAHL'S CAFE AND RESTAURANT 



(Formerly SchuUr's) 




W Wttt 4jj tu NEW YORK CITY 

Telephone. Bryant 1524 
Qermaa Dishes mad high quality beer 
' "". iOur specialties at popular Prices 




GAVIN and PLATT 
The PEACHES 

TOURING 
Phone 1M1-M Passale 

7 Hawthorne Ave., CUfton, N. J. 



/Art, (V*o r**%. £OwH«ro MmttHAu. »e<* ro 

A^OuvcS THAT THmv Wi. %**. T-o«, 

:. J**hshhlu^ «uit t Play tvtvwssas 
~ t "h** ui>t.i_ oe T-«a F/i**r- 





fo*^ 



XfCAL KOL OblST 




Skipper, Kennedy and Reeves 

Playing Pantages now. 




ARLEYS 




Perch Balance Act 

ON THE HEAD 

A European Senaation At 
BARNUM & BAILEY'S 

Permanent Address Care of 

PAUL TAUSIG 

104 E. 14th Street New York 



Hotel 




avarre 



882-884 Broad St. 

. NEWARK, N. J. 

Opened March 27, 1914 

UNDER ENTIRELY NEW MANAGEMENT. REDECORATED AND REFURNISHED. 
CATERING TO COMMERCIAL AND THEATRICAL PEOPLE. 

CLUB BREAKFASTS. TABLE D'HOTE LUNCH AND DINNER. 

EUROPEAN PLAN. RATES fl PER DAY AND UP. 

NAVARRE OPERATING COMPANY 

JOHN N. DOCHNEY, Mgr. 




LUCILLE 

SAVOY 



THE 
SINGING YENUS 

NOW TOURING 
INDIA 

Personal direction 
HUGH D. McINTOSH 

Got. Director 
Rlckard's Circuit 



Per. Add. : 
1st Nat. Bk. Bldg. 
Chicago, 111. 



ALFREDO 

Apr. to, Woodgreen, Empire, Eng. 

JULIA CARLE 

Of VAUDETTXLB 
WITH GERTRUDE HOFFMAN 

M. Le Roy and Mile. Mono 

Jardin de Danse since January 7, 1914 

Featuring their 

"Pony Trot" 









FRAMES CLARE 


s 




AND HER 

8 LITTLE QIRL 


■M 




FRIINDS In 


Wm 




"JUST KIDS 11 


P?L 




with GUT RAWSON 


*Hr 




Direction 
CHRIS O. BROWN 













DAISY 
HARCOURT 



BOOKED SOLID 



J. CURTI 



la "«OOD BYE 

Br Jaale 
Dlroa tsmsu 



T SHEA 



Geo. WsScott, Dorothy Marke 
and Billy Boy 

That Model Couple a Laughing Riot 
Now Playing the J. L. 8. Time. 

I Like the Good Old Burlesque— Bat This In 
the Life. 



JKJ 



I 



HOWARD and RALPH 



ANDERSON 



<< 



THE BOYS WITH THE CLASSY ACT" 



CLASSY 



NOVEL. 



ORIGINAL 



miss CLEORA MILLER trio 

THE PRIMA DONNA AND INSTRUMENTALISTS 
Featuring AL. MILLER, "The Wizard of the Cornet" 

VAUDEVILLE'S MOST TALENTED AND VERSATILE TRIO 



SamHearnw 

Helen Eley 



SUCCESS IN 
LONDON 



Opened March 9th with "HELLO TANGO" in London and made 

a tremendous hit. 

Management, ALBERT D'COURVILLE 



LOOK 



LOOK 



Herr Henri Kublick 

THE ECCENTRIC HUNGARIAN SINGING VIOLINIST 



Who Is creating a sen- 
sation with his marvelous 
Invention 

KUBLOPHONE 

THE MYSTERIOUS 
VIOLIN. 



NOTICE TO 
PIRATES 

All my mechanical fea- 
ture! are fully patented by 
American and foreign 
rights. 



Who Is playing a star- 
ring engagment over the 
Australian and New Zea- 
land Brennan A Fuller cir- 
cuit. 

The act which wan held 
over for the fifth week at 
Sydney. 






VARIETY 



BEST PLACES TO STOP AT 



LEONARD HICKS and HOTEL GRANT, <■»» 

eP DEARBORN 8T8. 



The Keystone of Hotel Hospitality 



GEO. ROBERTS, Asst. Mgr. 



fbe Refined Home for 

Profeeeionmle 

Handsomely Fnrnlehed 

Steam Heated Roome 

Bathe and every 

convenience 





KILDA 



» 



'Phone 7167 Bryant 
Acknowledged ae the 

beet place to etop at In 

New fork City. 

One block from Booking 

Offices and VARIETY. 



low at 67 W. 44th Street 



PAULINE. COOKE, Solo Proprietress 



ST. LOUIS, MO. 

REGENT HOTEL, 100 N. 14TH 

NEW REGENT HOTEL, 101 N. 14TH 

METROPOLE HOTEL, 800 N. 12T1I ST. 

E. E. CAMPBELL, Prop, and Mgr. 

Theatrical Headquarters 
Ten Minute.' Walk to All Theatres 



Dad's Theatrical Hotel 

PHILADELPHIA 

•A Thea'-iral Hotel fAfll/C'C UlYFCI 
of the Bettor Clam- LUUbX J IIUILL 

Walnnt Street, Above Eighth DSrii*«f«i>**»i* 
Opposite Casino Theatre riMIEOBiptllE 
Cafe Cabaret erery night 






HOME OF THE WHITE RATS 



DIXON EUROPEAN HOTEL 

Hot and cold running water In rooms 
Bath, no extra charge 



FARGO, N. D. 



Tel. Bryant 4051 



The Monfort 

Furnished Rooms, With or Without Board 

mw«t 4otk » u NEW YORK 

Maison Chevalier 

Where all performers should make their 
headquarters. Professional rates. European 
or American plan. Luncheon, SOe. Dinner, 
Mc 

628-530 Seventh Avenue 

NEW Y ORK CITY 

COOK'S PLACE 

I7t W. 80TH ST. Phono Greeley 8480 

MA LYNCH 

NEW YORK CITY 

and Board 81 par day and np 




Hotel Plymouth 

38th St. (Between Broadway and 8th Ave.). I. T. City 

New Fireproof Building. A Stone'e Throw from Broadway 

Single room $1i? $1.25 «r $1.5£ win private bath 
Dooble room $1 .5£ $1 .15 sr $2.!! with private hath 

Special low weekly ratee to the profession 
Every room has hot and cold running water, electric light and 

long distance telephone 
'Phone 1520 Greeley EUROPEAN PLAN T. SINNOTT, Manager 



150 Furnished Apartments 

Steam Heated, Centrally Located In the Theatrical District la the City 
of New York. Catering to the Comfort and Convenience of the Profession. 



HENRI COURT 

SIS, 814 * 818 W. 48th St. 
Tel. Bryant 8580-8681 

New- flreproef building. 
Just completed, with hand- 
somelr furnished throe and 
fear room apartments com- 
plete for housekeeping. 
Private bath, telephone, 
electricity. 

Ratee: 818 up weekly 



THE ANNEX 

754 and 758 8th Ave. 

At 47th St. 

Tel. Bryant 8481 

Under New Management 

Scrupulously clean ft 
and fl»e room apartments, 
with private bath; entirely 
refurnished; complete for 
housekeeping. 

Ratee: 811 np weekly 



THE CLAMAN 

888 and 880 W. 48d St. 
Tel. Bryant 4808-8181 



Comfortable 
tlonnlly elean three 
four room apartments; fur- 
nished complete for he 
keeping. Bath. 

88.50 up weekly. 



4*1 



FURNISHED 



MRS. REN SHIELDS, 5S5S2? 

The Fan Alen. 184 West 45th St., 

NEW YORK 

'■•no 1188 Bryant All Modern Improvements 



HR HOTEL RALEIGH 




648 DEARBORN AVE., COR. ERIE ST. 



I 



Opened March 1st— All Outside Rooms with Hot and Cold 
Water— Telephone nnd Spacloue Clothee Closets. Fur- 
nished. Decorated and Planned for the Comfort 
and Convenience of the Profession. 



Catering to Vaudeville's blue list 

SCHILLING HOUSE 

107-100 West 48th Street 

NEW YORK 

American Plan. MEAL SERVICE AT ALL 

HOURS. Private Bathe. Mu.lc Room for 

rehearsals. 'Phone 1060 Bryant 



Seymore Hotel 

Everything: New 

48-60 south Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 
JOHN A. DICKS, Prop. 



RATES: |£ 



00 to 68.00 per week, single. 
00 to 810.00 per week, double. 



Phone Superior 6880-6861 Five Minutes to All Theatres 



WELLINGTON HOTEL 

Wabash Ave. and Jackson Blvd. 

CHICAGO 

Rates To The Profession 

J. A. RILEV , Manager 

HOTEL ECHO 

Situated In the heart cf the city 
408 Tremont Street 
81-86 Albion Street 

BOSTON, Mess. 

A home-like hotel for the Theatrical Pro- 
fession. Rates VERT reasonable. 
Tel. Tremont 81888 

SaintPaulHotel 

60TH ST. AND COLUMBUS AVE, 

NEW YORK CITY 

One block from Central Park Subway, 6th 
and 8th Ave. L Stations. Same distance from 
Century, Colonial, Circle and Pnrk Theatres. 

100 Rooms, nee of bath, SI per day. 

150 Rooms, private bath, 81.50 per day. 

Suites, Parlor, Bedroom * Bath, 88 and up. 

By ths week, 86-80 and 814 and up. 
SPECIAL RATES TO THE PROFESSION 

Telephone 8008 Columbus 



AN ITALIAN DINNER YOU WON'T FORGET 
188-116 West 41th SI. f% |#|| I T A M «" «■ *«• 
Lunch 49t. Isj 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 oinner, w«t o.,.. 

With Wine U I U lav I I U H ~^ ££~ —■ 

THE RENDEZVOUS OF "THEATRICALS" BEST 
EAT IN THE OPEN IN OUR SUMMER GARDEN 



Phone 1044 Bryant 



GEO. P. SCHNEIDER. Prop. 



THE BERTHA 

FURNISHED APARTMENTS 

Complete for Housekeeping. Strictly Theatrical 

828 WEST 43D STREET. NEW YORK CITY 

Hot Water, Bath, 8-4 Rooms NO CONNECTION WITH ANY OTHER HOUSE 



STILL AT THE SAME ADDRESS 

THE CENTRAL 

Home of the profession for ten years. 
281 W. 42d St. (next to Hnmmersteln's) 

NEW YORK 

Phone, Bryant 4808 



MANDEL 

FED YOU WELL AT THE RESTAURANT 
WHY CANT I DO LIKEWISE AT 

MANDEL'S INTER-OCEAN 
HOTEL? 

RATE, 88.50 AND UP 
STATE AND VAN BUREN STS. 

CHICAGO 



UNDER MANAGEMENT OF THE OWNER 





ARTHU R 



252-254 West 38th St., off 7th Avenue, NEW YORK 
$S.dO to SS.OO Weekly 

100 rooms, scrupulously clean, baths on every floor, .team heat, electric light and an. 
Telephone 4155 Oreelev MUSIC ROOM FOR U8K OF GUESTS 



NEW YORK 

22 W. 60th STREET (Near Columbia Circle), NEW YORK 

Single room, cozy nnd warm, 84 per week np; double room, 85 per week np; room with 
private bath, 8ft per week up; parlor bedroom and bath, 610.60 per week up; rasmlng* hat 
and cold water; good beds; telephone In every room; nleo electric light; ezoellent see ileal 
restaurant attached; home rooking; prlcee reneonable; transients. Catering to the theatrical 

profewwion. New Mana gement. 

HOTEL LYNWOOD 



102 West 44th Street 



New York 



SINGLE ROOMS, 86 PER WEER UP; DOUBLE. 81 PER WEER UP; WITH BATH, 68 
PER WEEK UP; SUITES. 612.50 PER WEEK UP; ELEVATOR, RUNNING WATER, ELEO- 
IR IC LIGHTS. TELEPHONES. 

A Card In VARIETY Will Keep Your Hotel Full 



VARIETY 



BANKRUPT 




We have bought the entire stock of a large manufacturer of Ladies' Wear and offer them at one price 

.so 



*1 




Taffeta Dresses, Street and Evening Wear, Values up to $75.00 



SUITS 



ALL THE LATEST MATERIALS 

AND COLORINGS, 

ALL SIZES AND STYLES 



$25-00 



PROFESSIONAL DISCOUNT GIVEN 



» 




AND 










• 



PUTNAM BLDG., 43rd and 44th Sts. 
Adjoining Shanleys 



n* Souvenir Program 



FOR THE 



Actors Fair rr White Rats 

at the Club House, New York City, May 16-23, 1914 

Will be the largest edition ever printed of a theatrical souvenir. 

Rates: 1 page, $125; l / 2 page, $65; l 4 page, $35; % page, $20. 

Those preferring cuts to ^displayed advertising can have same in program with such brief reading matter as may be 
desired at $40, $77.50 and $150 (full page). 

* 

BE REPRESENTED IN THE SOUVENIR PROGRAM. 

Forward copy and remittance to 

V 

Actors* Fair Program 



1536 Broadway 



New York City 



TEN CENTS 







VOL. XXXIV. No. 7. 



NEW YORK, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1914. 



PRICE TEN GENTS. 




VARIETY 



Will the following members kindly communicate with the 

Fair Promotion Committee 



of the 



ACTORS' FAIR 

giving their address 

The Committee is desirous of communicating with them on matters of 

importance in connection with the coming 

ACTORS' FAIR, MAY 16th-23rd 



BUSBY, ALB EST H. 

BRADLEY, C. A. 

BEEMKB, WALTER 

BEDIN1, VICTOR 

BOWERS, MABTIN 

BLAKE. A. B. 

BOWMAN, HBBB 

BELTRAH. MISS IBABELLE 

BCLLA, F1ED 

BOEHM, B. H. 

BENSON. MISS MABION JBANE8 

BBINKMAN, BABNBST 

BBAUND, W. M. 

BELMONT, EDWARD 

BENNETT, JOHN 

BLAI8DELL, BIO BILL 

BENSON, LEBOY 

BUTTONS, JESS 

BURTON, FRANK C. 

BRADLEY. CHARLES L. 

BBAY, HARRY 

BUSBY, MISS CORA WM. 

BALTUS, HENRI 

BUBSE, MISS JULIAN 

BOEHM, PAUL 

(HALMS, JOS. W. 
CHARETTE, LOUIS 
CHRIST, FRANK 
CAMPBELL, JACK C. 
CAMILLE, C. 
CLIFFORD, J. W. 
COLE, GEO. 
COLEMAN, J. F. 
COFER, TOM E. 
CODDINGTON, E. 
CAD Y, FRED M. 
CARLTON. BURT 
CARLISLE, AD. 
CARLISLE, J. T. 
CROPSEY, GEO. B. 
CU8HMAN, B. 
CROTTY. G. D. 
COMFORT, VAUGHN 
COOPER. JAMES E. 
CONWAY. NICK 



DOBSON. F. W. 
DOBSON. HARRY 
DORHEY. C1KO. L. 
DAMSEL, F. 
DAMES. MARLE 
DUNHAM. WALTER 
DAHDUH. 8AAD 
DKFRANKIK. MISS SYLVIA 
DHEW. MISS MAYBKL 
DYM.YN. .1. BERNARD 
DICK. WILLIAM 
DEWEY, HARRY T. 
D'ASTA, FRED 
DUCROW. TOTE 
DEE, RAY 
DUNBAR, CHA8. P. 

ELLSWORTH, MARION JOHN 

EI XI 8. E. H. 

EMERSON. HARRY A. 

KATON, WM. C. 

EUGENE, WALTER 

EMMETT, EUGENE 

EVANS, ALLAN 

RVANS. MISS OEORGIE R. 



ELUOTTE, MISS LOUISE 
EMERSON. MISS GRAYCE C 

FOX, E. 8. 
FERRIS. WILBUR L. 
FARNUM, DICK 
FRAYNE, FRANK I. 
FIELDS. MISS JOSEPHINE 
FOSTER, WM. A. 

GARCINETTI, MANOLA 
GOLLEN8TBIN. JOHN 
GALLARINI. JOHN 
GREEN. JIMMY 
GIBSON, RICHARD 
GILLESPIE. C. 8. 
GRU1.T, JACK 
GRAHAM, R. A. 
GOOLMAN, ED. Y. 

HARNEY, BEN R. 
HARRIS. DAVE 
HILL. WILBUR F. 
HAMAD, AM BEN AH AN 
HEDDBB. JOHN 
HORTON, JOHN 
HOLLAND, GROVER 
HANLON, HERMAN 
HAUSMAN, J. H. 
HUNTER, JAMBS 
HENDERSON, GEORGE A. 
HUNTINGTON, MISS GRACE 
HOWARD. BARNEY 
HARLOWE, MISS BEATRICE 
HARRINGTON, MISS GENE 
HESSE, FRANK 
HESS. GEO. Y. 
HENDERSON, F. C. 
HARVEY, HARRY B. 
HENDERSON. MISS ELIZABETH 

JUDGE, PATSY 
JOHNSON, W. H. 
JOHNSTON, JA8. A. 

K NOTTS. MISS VERA M. 
KLEI8, MISS A. L. 
KENDALL. PRESTON 
KENNARD, CHAS. 
KELLY, CHAS. F. 
KNOLL, GU8 
KLEI8, FRANT1 M. 
KRETSCHMANN, F. A. 

LATOUR, MISS LOTTIE M. 
LATOUR, MISS CATHERINE 
LIVINGSTON, J. E. 
LOADER. HARRY 
LAREDE. G. 
LELAND. CLIFFORD 8. 
LANGDON, HARRY 
LA VEEN, SAM 
LARKIN, FRANK J. 
IIRBV, MARIUS 
LYONS, HARR C. 
LESTER. WM. H. 
LESTER, ALFRED 
LESTER. MISS NINA 
LA11ARRR. FRANK 
LYTTON, MISS RURY 
I.EDGAR. CHAS. 
LAFLEUR. JOE 
IE ROY. PAUL 



LEONHARDT, AL. 

LEO, F. LOUIS 

LAW SON, MISS IDA M. 

LEWITT, MISS HAZEL A. 

LECAMPT, W. S. 

MEALY. 8. C. 
MEANY. JOHN C. 
MEREDITH, LIONEL F. 
MYRON, FRED 
MORGAN, LOU 
MANION, RAYMOND C. 
MARION, HERMAN 
MAXSON, RAYMOND 
MER8EREAU, ED. F. 
MILLARD. FRANK W. 
MAXIMCS, A. 
MORGAN, WM. H. 
MARTIN, MISS GLADYS 
MARSHALL, MISS ELINOR 
MARTELLE. MISS ETHEL B. 
MAY, MISS ADA 
McKTTNZIF, MISS BEATRICE 
MeGKiATH, M1S8 MINNIE 
MACDONALD. CHAS. L. 
McDEVTTT, JOE 
MEIER, MISS ELMA 
MEYERS, MISS ROSE 
MICK. MISS GERALDINE R. 
MILLER, MISS JESSIE 
MELVIN. MRS. EVELYN 
MOORE, RICHARD J. 
MAZIER, EDDIE 
MAGEE. JACK E. 
MACK, WILLIAM J. 
MADDEN, MISS THELMA 
MITCHELL. OTIS 
MITCHELL. RUSSELL 
MONTROSE. KAMMILLO 
MERRELL. GEO. 
MILLER, TOM 
MAGU1RE. HUGH 8., JR. 

NUNN, WAYNE 
NOBLE, MI88 JEANNE 
NELSON, ORION N. 
NICHOLS, JAMES E. 
NICHOLS. CHAS. 
NOLAN, JACK 

OLIVER, CLARENCE 
ONETTI, JOHN 
OAKLEY. FRANK 

POOLE. MISS MARGARET A. 
PRYOR, CHAS. A. 
TATTY, AL. 

QUIGLEY, GEO. W. 

ROSE. MAX 

ROWLEY, SAM 

RI'THERFORD. RICHARD J. 

ROODE. CLAUDE M. 

RANDALL. OWLEY 

ROHENI1EHG. SOLOMON 

IlEII), JOSEPH D. 

REID. ALLAN E. 

ROSE. LEO 

RAMONDE. MISS EVALYN 

RAYMOND, MISS DOROTHY 

RICE. MISS NANCY L. 

RICE. TRUE 

RICCI. GI'GLIERIZO 



REYNOLDS. FRANCIS T. 
REIDY, JACK 
RANKIN. BOBBY 
RAFFAYETTE. LUDW1G 
ROBERTS. MISS BESSIE 8. 
RICHARDSON. MISS MABEL 
ROSE, MISS ETHEL 
RUSSELL, MISS MARIE A. 
RAWSON, GUY 

SHARP, MRS. MINNIE 
STALLING. F. W. 
STEELE, MISS MINNIE 
STERLING, JULIUS 
8TEWART, F. E. 
STIRK, CLIFFORD 
STAFFORD, E. W. 
SEYMOUR, H. 8. 
SPISSET.L. JOE F. 
SONC!..LVf, HERRERT N. 
SMITH. A. B. 
SHUNTLKFF, MEL. 
SIMPSON, J. B. 
SINCLAIR, GEO. H. 
SILVERS. EDWARD F. 
STEELE, MISS AGNES 
STONE. VERNON 
8CHAD, GEO. 
MCHOOLEY, EDGAR I. 
SCOTT, JAMES WATSON 
SCOTT, ROBT. 
8EYMOUR. FRANK V. 
8VENGALI, LOBENZ 
SVINGALI, ABCH 
SHABP, MISS JESSIE G. 
SEKY, MISS GERTRUDE 
SHIFLET, MISS BESSIE F. 
SIMPSON, MISS CORA 
STICK, MISS ELSIE M. 
SUTTON, MISS ADELAIDE 
SMITH. MRS. PATSY 
SILVER, MORRIS 

TORCAT, L. 

THOMA8. ALFRED 

TORCAT, MISS MARGUERITE 

THOMAS, HARVEY W. 

URSONE. SIGR. G. 

VAN ENGEL, ERICH 
VAN CLYTTIE, MI88 B. 
VAN ZIEBER. BARONESS 
VARDON. FRANK A. 

WHITE. JACK F. 

WALTERS, BILLY 

WARNE, DAVE 

WHALLEY, MISS MAUDE EVANGELINE 

WRIGHT. MISS ETHEL M. 

WELCOME, MISS PEARL 

WAYNE. MISS EDNA 

WALKER, JAMES R. 

WENTZ, LEE 

WEST. JACK 

WOLFING. I. S. 

WOOD, EDWARD 

WILSON, TONY 

WILDE. HARRY 

WALTMAN, MISS ANNA 

YOUNG. MISS EVA E. 

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Vol. XXXIV. No. 7. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 19U. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



UNITED PUSHING UP SALARIES; 

RAISES STAND ARD ACT $250 

Increases Weekly Price of Rooney and Bent from $400 

to $650 for Next Season. Team Reported Having 

Had Offer from Loew for $750. Other Acts 

Expecting U. B. O. Will Now Recognize 

Claims for Advances. May Mean More 

Even Balance in Vaudeville Salaries 

Time in Future. 



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Notwithstanding the reports and be- 
lief the United Booking Offices in- 
tended holding the salary next season 

of the vaudeville actor at as low a 
scale as the actor would stand, the in- 
crease of the weekly big time stipend 
of Rooney and Bent, from $400 to $650 
weekly for next season in their new 
act, has given the artists encourage- 
ment that their claims for an advance 
in pay for next season will be recog- 
nized by the booking agency. 

With Rooney and Bent it was said 
that Marcus Loew had personally of- 
fered them $750 for 40 weeks, with 20 
weeks of that time to be played in 
New York City. It is unknown 
whether the U. B. O. was influenced 
in its action in the matter by the Loew 
proposition, but the act received the 
salary asked for, with a U. B. O. 
agreement for 40 weeks, commencing 
in September. 

Rooney and Bent are known as a 
"standard act." There are many of 
these and all of them have experienced 
difficulty heretofore in inducing big 
time vaudeville managers to increase 
their salary. That has slowly climbed 
up, while the "standard acts" have 
seen newcomers to the field, with a 
drawing power, more often alleged 
than real, receive fabulous amounts in 
comparison with their own money and 
their popularity among vaudeville au- 
diences. 

Accepting the Rooney and Bent ca«e 
as a basis, the standard vaudeville 
turns are encouraged in the nope that 
the U. B. O. people have perhaps real- 
ized that a balance in the salary list 
would improve their shows, hold acts 
in vaudeville instead of allowing the 



musical comedies to secure them, and 
perhaps save money in the end for 
the manager, who will cut down the 
high prices given the "phony acts" to 
make both ends meet on the pay list. 
This has long been the cry of the 
dyed-in-the-wool vaudevillian. 

The difference between the Loew 
offer of $750 and the U. B. O. contract 
of $650 a week is understood by the 
artists concerned, who know that at 
least three shows daily are necessary 
on the Loew Circuit, while the big 
time (U. B. O. houses) play but two 
performances a day. 

The new turn Rooney and Bent are 
now playing calls for no one but them- 
selves in it, the same as their previous 
turns have been played. 



LOEWS $5,000,000 CO. 

Dover, Del., April 15. 
Articles of incorporation have been 
filed with the Secretary of State here, 
forming the Marcus Loew's Western 
Circuit, with a capitalization of $5,- 
000,000. This is the company that will 
operate the Sullivan-Considine chain of 
vaudeville theatres lately taken over 
by Loew. 



McKee Rankin 111. 

San Francisco, April 15. 
McKee Rankin is dangerously ill 
here with chronic liver trouble. He is 
past 70 and his age counts against 
him in the chances for recovery. 



Hollis Cooley Coming East. 

San Francisco, April 15. 
Hollis E. Cooley left for New York 
yesterday to secure attractions fur /he 
Panama-Pacific exposition, 



The OFFICIAL NEWS of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS' UNION and 
ASSOCIATED ACTRESSES OF AMERICA, 



as formerly printed 
exclusively in 

appears on Page 8 of this Issue. 



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SMITH CHOSEN BY K. ft E. 

The announcement that Klaw & Er- 
langer had selected for their initial 
production next season a musical com- 
edy adapted from the French by Har- 
ry B. Smith, music by Ivan Caryll, has 
behind it the dropping by the produc- 
ing managers of C. M. S. McLellan as 
their official adapter of foreign pieces. 

McLellan has heretofore done this 
work in association with Caryll, and it 
is now understood that Smith has been 
allotted these plums. He sails for 
England shortly, to remain indefinite- 
ly, preparing the French books for 
CarylPs scores. 



PANTAGES WITH 20 WEEKS? 

Alex. Pantagcs is due to reach New 
York some time this week. It is said 
he will offer contracts over his west- 
ern vaudeville circuit for 20 weeks next 
season. The Pantages Circuit is now 
playing 14 weeks. It is the opposition 
to Sullivan-Considine, using about the 
same grade of bills at a similar scale 

of admission. 

OLD TIMERS CLEAN UP. 
Though a lot of shows had a dis- 
astrous road season there are two old 
timers that have cleaned up on the 
season and they already have routes 
laid out for their skeentecnth season 
next fall. These shows are William 
A. Brady's "Way Down East," which 
closes a season of 29 weeks Saturday 
night at the Roy: 1, and William Kib- 
ble's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 

"Way Down East" will wind up its 
travels about $15,000 to the good 
while the "Tom" show, which has 
6ome time yet to fill, is close to the 
$17,000 mark. 

The Brady show on its Boston en- 
gagement got $50,000 in five weeks. 



HAS TYLER THE BROADWAY? 

Philadelphia, April 15. 
It is now whispered in the Mast- 
baum-Earl real estate circles here that 
a lease has been executed to George 
C. Tyler for the Broadway Theatre, 
New York. The present Marcus Loew 
lease expires May 1, when, according 
to the report, the house is to undergo 
extensive overhauling, the stage to be 
equipped with every modern contriv- 
ance for the presentation there of stu- 
pendous spectacular productions. No 
details or verification are forthcoming 
at this end. 

Some weeks ago Variety announced 
Mr. Tyler would have the lease of a 
theatre on Broadway and was making 
preparations for the production of an- 
other spectacular drama of magnitude. 
This had the effect of causing the man- 
ager to issue an official announcement 
of his plans, but no mention was made 
of the house iti which the production 
was to be made. 



W. ELLIOTT IN "EXPERIENCE." 

William Elliott has secured the 
rights to a morality play in eight 
scenes by George V. Hobart, entitled 
"Experience," to be a feature of the 
coming Lambs Gambol. 

Elliott is to play th" leading role 
during the Lambs' tour and will also 
send it out in the legitimate theatres' 
later, continuing to appear in the cast. 



Weeding Out Agents. 

Another weeding out of the agents 
in the Family Department of the 
United Booking Offices is imminent. A 
consultation was held Tuesday when a 
tentative list of the heads scheduled 
for guillotining was prepared. 



VARIETY 



LEE SHUBERT WILL RETALIATE 
UPON EN GLISH F OR "LIFTING" 

Intends Seizing Upon Any Good Idea Abroad for Ameri- 
can Productions, to Offset English Taking Matter 
From Shubert Musical Shows for Their "Revues." 
Ned Wayburn Produces "Honeymoon Express" 
At Oxford to Big Success. 



{Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 15. 

It is understood Lee Shubert has de- 
termined upon an organized campaign 
of retaliation upon London managers 
for their methods in annexing all the 
features of his musical comedy pro- 
ductions in New York, by employing 
% several men whose business it will be 
in future to seize every novelty the 
moment it is shown in London and 
forward it to New York for reproduc- 
tion there without the formality of ask- 
ing permission. 

The new show proposed for the 
summer at the Winter Garden went 
into rehearsal Wednesday, and when it 
is presented for public approval will 
contain a number of "bits" that first 
saw the light of day in England. 

Among other things it will contain 
burlesques on the current season's 
New York dramatic hits. George W. 
Monroe has been specially engaged to 
travesty the role of Mrs. Henneberry 
in "The Things That Count," now run- 
ning at the Playhouse. 

"The Honeymoon Express" at the 
Oxford is a tremendous success. Ned 
Wayburn is being boosted by the en- 
tire London press. Lou Hirsch's mu- 
sic also receives favorable mention. 

Of the Americans in the cast Oscar 
Schwartz went big and the others all 
did nicely. 

It is probably the biggest music hall 
production ever staged here. 

Wayburn's dance numbers are con- 
sidered great. 



BERNHARDT ROUND THE WORLD. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 15. 

The next farewell tour of Sarah 
Bernhardt in America may be the be- 
ginning of a trip around the world of 
the great actress. Bernhardt has en- 
gaged to appear at the Imperial opera 
house, Tokio, playing there under the 
management of Manager Yamamoto, 
recently here. She will go to Japan 
after finishing the tour of the States, 
and from Japan likely visit Australia, 
with South Africa as a possibility be- 
fore returning to Paris. 

It will be an undertaking for Bern- 
hardt, but she is ready to assume it. 
Bernhardt is now 69 years of age. 



Sarassini Hurt By Fall. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Rerlin, April 15. 

Director Stosch Sarassini, proprie- 
tor of the circus of the same name, 
was badly hurt at Lcipsiz through the 
falling of a horse. 



Bernarf! Shaw's "Pygmalion" at His 
Majesty's caused a sensation through 
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, in the role of 
(ialatea, using the English swear word 
-bloody." 

It is great press stuff and is being 
worked for all it is worth. 

Looks like Sir Herbert has a big 
winner in the piece. 



"P. & G." GETS OVER BIG. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 15. 

Edward Laurillard's English produc- 
tion of "Potash & Perlmutter" opened 
at the Queens, April 14, and is pro- 
nounced a big success by both audi- 
ence and press. 

George W. Lederer, associated with 
Laurillard in the venture, received 
Wednesday a cable from the English 
manager, requesting him to immediate- 
ly organize a second company here to 
tour the provinces, adding that the Li- 
braries (ticket speculators) had al- 
ready contracted for $50,000 worth of 
advance seats. 



MRS. PAT. STARTS SOMETHING. 

{Special Cable to Vartrtt.) 

London. April 15. 

Sir Herbert Tree's production of 



GABY RETURNS COMPLIMENT. 

William A. Brady had as his guests 
the members of the Hotel Men's Asso- 
ciation at the Playhouse Monday night 
and in addition to the regular per- 
formance of "The Things That Count," 
there was presented a series of turns 
by Gaby Deslys, Harry Pilcer, Sam 
Bernard, Walter C. Kelly and others. 
At the conclusion of her turn Gaby 
dragged Mr. Brady before the curtain, 
kissed him rapturously and informed 
the auditors that he was "my frahnd." 

Gaby feels that she is under great 
obligations to Brady for the assistance 
he rendered her on her initial ap- 
pearance in America in personally di- 
recting a series of rehearsals and 
bringing what she considered order out 
of chaos. Ever since she has stood 
ready to return the compliment and 
when asked to participate in the Mon- 
day evening's festivities, declared that 
she was delighted to be able to serve 
"my frahnd." 

An injustice was done to Gaby when 
it was reported she had refused to ap- 
pear today at a performance for the 
benefit of the Actor's Fund unless re- 
ceiving her regular salary, $500. It 
seems the Shubert theatre, where Sam 
Bernard and Gaby are appearing in 
"The Girl from Bond Street." gives its 
regular matinee Fridays. Gaby ten- 
dered her services for any other time 
for the Actor's Fund or other worthy 
charity, but none of the company had 
been asked to donate their services on 
the regular show day. 

If you don't advrrtlne In VARIETY, 
don't advtrtliie at all, 



THEATRICAL CRISIS IN PARIS. 

{Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 15. 

The theatrical crisis in Paris con- 
tinues, as elsewhere in Europe. Abel 
Hcrmant's comedy "Madame" was sud- 
denly withdrawn at the Porte Saint 
Martin March 13 and after the usual 
intermediary run of "Cyrano de Ber- 
gerac" this house mounted April 9 a 
three-act comedy, "Monsieur Breton- 
neau," by the lucky couple, Robert de 
Piers and G. A. Caillavet. It is a suc- 
cess and much is due to the splendid 
acting of Felix Ilugucnet, Mmes. 
Cheirel and Sylvie. 

The bill includes a new play by Paul 
Hervieu, "Le Destin est Maitre," which 
is more interesting. The troupe at the 
Porte St. Martin is excellent, com- 
prising Marthe Brandes, Andree Pas- 
cal, Mme. LeBargy and Jean Kemm. 



GERTIE MILLAR WITH STOLL? 

{Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 15. 

Gertie Millar is said to have been 
booked with the Stoll Circuit for the 
fall. It is easily the biggest vaudeville 
engagement of the year, if so. 



MORE "WALK OUT." 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, April 15. 

Vernon Watson walked out of the 
rehearsals of the new Revue being pre- 
pared for the Palace, and it is said 
that Wimperis, writer of the work, quit 
cold over the constant arguments that 
arose. 

It looks as though Elsie Janis will 
have the entire show to herself, every- 
thing being subordinated to her. 



DON'T LIKE "MR. WU. B 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Berlin, April 15. 
At Koeniggraetzer theatre, Vernon 
and Owens' "Mr. Wu" met with no 
approval from the press, who proclaim 
it too much melodrama, but it will, 
nevertheless, please audiences and 
draw business. 



Trying Luck at Casino. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 15. 
Andre Denis, at present manager of 
a cabaret, La Sirene, is acting as di- 
rector for Peter Carin at the Casino 
de Paris, which will reopen within a 
few days with female boxing matches, 
and a revue with the title of "Jusqu* 
aux nucs." 



Mayol's Revue Catches On. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 15. 
The new production "Venez z'ouir," 
at the Concert Mayol, given last week, 
has caught on. 

Blanco de Bilbao, Hania Routchine, 
La Belle Varena, Darius M., and Dal- 
cort form part of the troupe in which 
Mayol himself does not figure. 



Officer-, of Agents' Union. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 15. 
C. M. Ercolc b.as been unanimously 
appointed president oi the Vaudeville 
Agents' Association of France, H. B. 
Marinelli vice president, Jean Chariot 
treasurer, and Buyssons secretary. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 E. 14th Street, New York: 

April 11, Mrs. Carl Emmy (Presi- 
dent Lincoln); 

April 15, Frank Tinney, Martin Beck 

(Imperator); 

April 16, Mrs. H. Hahlo, Sylvia Hah- 
lo (Washington); 

April 18, Les Yosts (Niagara); 

April 21, Adams Bros. (Arabic); 
Juggling Cromwells, F. Percival Stev- 
ens (Lusitania); Pedcrsen Bros., Bison 
City Four, Ameta (Kronprinzessin Ce- 
cile); 

April 23, Harry De Coe (America); 
Goldsmith and Hoppe, Davis and 
Scott (Cedric); 

April 25, Bramsons (Graf Walder- 
see). 

Paris, April 15. 
April 15 (for South America) Willie 
Harvey, Ajax and George. 



"ROSSELSPRUNG" PRODUCED. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Berlin, April 15. 
At the Lessing theatre, "Rossel- 
sprung," a comedy by Roessler, was 
well received. 



VAUDEVILLE AT OLYMPIA. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, April 15. 

The Olympia withdrew its operetta 
and commenced vaudeville April 10, 
until a new Revue is ready. 

Announced for appearance was 
Otero with a sketch, but she failed to 
appear and her name has since been 
taken down. Maria Labella and 
Simar's Tango Dancers substituted. 



Adolph Philipp's Long Stay. 

Los Angeles, April 15. 

Adolph Philipp is to remain here un- 
til July, during which time he will put 
on "My Shadow and I," "Two Lots in 
the Bronx" and "The Girl Who 
Smiles." 

He then goes to New York, sailing 
for Europe in August to look over 
some new plays. 



"Fra Diavolo" in Vaudeville. 

Wilmington, Del., April 15. 
"Fra Diavolo" that formerly took 
150 minutes to produce has been boiled 
down to 30 and was satisfactorily 
given at the Garrick Monday. In the 
cast are Shirley Lawrence, Countess 
Hallie de las Torres, Fred Palmer, 
Fred Freer, Frank Wooley, Theodore 
Martin, A. C. Davis, Harry Clarke, 
Sig. C. Gnaro, Musical Director. 



"ELDER SON" BY BRADY. 

Stamford, Conn., April 15. 

This town is being billed with the 
coming next Tuesday night of a new 
play to be presented by William A. 
Brady, entitled "The Elder Son," a 
comedy drama adapted from the 
French of "Les Petits," which was said 
to be a big success in Paris. 

In the cast are Marie Pav^y, Lynn 
Hammond and Robert Hall. 



VARIETY 



^•■MB^B I 



DANCING ON STEAMSHIPS 

VERY LATEST CRAZE 

Big Ocean Line Reported Offering Team of Dancers $500 
and all Expenses to Continually Travel on One of Its 
Boats, Company to Pay for Orchestra. Girl 
. Dancer Afraid of 



The steamship companies are look- 
ing upon the dancing fad as something 
that might prove an attraction on their 
boats. 

One big ocean line is reported to 
have made an offer of $500 weekly to a 
pair of dancers, with all expenses (in- 
cluding cost of orchestra) to be paid 
them, if they would consent to an en- 
gagement calling for their continued 
services on one boat or such steamers 
as might be designated, for over the 
summer. 

The offer is said to have appealed to 
the professional couple, although the 
woman of the team is loathe to ac- 
cept fearing a spell of sea sickness. 



HARRY WEBER'S OWN AGENCY. 

The former agency firm of Weber & 
Evans has been dissolved. It was re- 
ported a couple of weeks ago as a 
likely possibility. 

Mr. Weber purchased the interest 
of Frank Evans in the concern, and 
will continue the business, assuming 
all assets and liabilities'. Mr. Evans 
will also be an agent on his own ac- 
count, booking with the United Book- 
ing Offices, as Mr. Weber does. 

George O'Brien, who had been in the 
U. B. O.'s service since leaving the 
Proctor office went into the Weber 
agency this week, as assistant to his 
boss. 



WESTERN BOOKERS HERE. 

Local interest ran high early in the 
week over the arrival of "Tink" 
Humphries and Sam Kahl, from Chi- 
cago. They reached New York Sun- 
day. While here they will represent 
the Chicago branch of the United 
Booking Offices (Humphries) and the 
Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Kahl), making their head- 
quarters at the U. B. O. suite. They 
expect to remain in New York until 
about May 1. 

Messrs. Humphries and Kahl said 
they were prepared to engage any act 
that looked right to them for the mid- 
dle west, and for which an agreeable 
salary could be settled, under a play 
or pay contract for from 10 to 40 
veeks. Mr. Kahl will book for all of 
the "Association" managers, in con- 
junction with Mr. Humphries, who 
will have between 30 and 40 theatres 
to look after for the U. B. O. in Chi- 
cago, after the summer when 19 new 
ones in that section are to be removed 
from the W. V. M. A. books to the 
Humphries United sheets. This will 
make no difference in the routing of 
turns by the W. V. M. A. (through 
which Mr. Humphries will place his 
acts) excepting in the commission. 
That will come cast after this instead 
of remaining in the west. 

During their visit Messrs. Humphries 
and Kahl will go to surrounding cities, 
particularly Philadelphia. Thev car 



use about 300 acts for next season if 
they are about and available, but 
neither has hopes of securing anywhere 
near that number on this trip. 

Wednesday Walter F. Keefe, repre- 
senting his own Chicago agency 
(Theatrical Booking Corporation- 
Miles Circuit and other theatres) 
reached town, also in quest of ma- 
terial. 



LOEW MOVING TO "6TH FLOOR." 

The famous "sixth floor" of the 
Putnam Building, long occupied by the 
United Booking Offices' and Orpheum 
Circuit headquarters, will have for its 
next tenant, from the present outlook, 
the Marcus Loew executive officers, 
including the booking staff of the cir- 
cuit. 

The shift of quarters will be made 
about Aug. 1, when the Loew people 
take over the Sullivan-Considine 
houses. A lease on the floor is held 
by the U. B. O., but it expires May 1, 
according to report. The joint Loew- 
Sullivan-Considine booking offices are 
now located in the Heidelberg Build- 
ing, where a suite costing $15,000 year- 
ly was rented. The Loew executive 
offices are in the American theatre 
building. 

In the booking of the amalgamated 
Loew-S-C circuits, Jos. M. Schenck 
will attend to the routings in the west; 
Jule Delmar and Jack Goldberg will 
look after the eastern end. The res- 
ignation of Chris O. Brown, present 
booking manager for S-C, has been 
tendered and accepted, to take effect 
August 1. 

A story that several acts now booked 
for the future on S-C shows* had been 
canceled by the Loew booking agency, 
is denied there, where it was said a 
few changes made in the lay-out of 
programs might have led to the re- 
port. 



81 ST. STREET HOUSE OPENING. 

The new "pop" vaudeville and pic- 
ture house now in course of construc- 
tion at Broadway and 81st street, is 
expected to be ready within six weeks. 
Thomas J. Lamb is the architect and it 
will have a seating capacity of 2,500. 
Promise is made that it will be the 
handsomest vaudeville theatre in New 
York. 

A. L. Shackman is the lessee and 
the vaudeville bookings will be made 
through the Amalgamated Vaudeville 
Agency. 



Val Trainor Burned Out. 

Val Trainor had an $8,000 fire on his 
young farm at /Roieland. N. J. Insur- 
ance amounted Ho$5,000. Trainor had 
been building up a lucrative e^g in- 
dustry and had about 300 chickens on 
the place. Everything was destroyed, 
ine fire starting at 3 a. m. one day 
last week. 



ONLY EVELYN NESBIT HEREAFTER. 

San Francisco, April 15. 
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, after complet- 
ing her present tour will drop the 
"Thaw" and call herself Evelyn Nesbit. 
She is very enthusiastic over her future 

stage career, but is disappointed with 
the cheapness of the show surround- 
ing her at the present time. 

Although Miss Nesbit realizes she 
is a big box office attraction, she works 
hard to give the public something more 
than a name and with that end in view 
says she will also sing in her next 
show or act. 

Miss Nesbit denies she has signed 
any contracts with a film company, al- 
though receiving offers from several. 

The local papers praised Miss Nes- 
bit for her hard work, but panned 
the show, which was at the Cort. 

The Evelyn Thaw road show did 
$14,000 last week at the Cort Theatre. 



FAMILY BOOKING FOR GRAND. 

Atlanta, April 15. 

Atlanta is to have U. B. O. Family 

vaudeville early in May. Jake Wells 

has negotiations virtually closed to 

run it at the Grand, his "jonah" house 
here. He will continue big time at the 
Forsyth throughout the summer, as 
he has 1 done for the last two years 
with big results. 

The Grand has been considered a 
white elephant for some time but 
Wells believes pop vaudeville will 
bring it out of the rut. It is the most 
central theatre in the city and seats 
around 2,800. 



SANTLEY AT THE PALACE. 

Joseph Santley and his dancing 

partner, Ruth Randall, who have been 

with Philip Bartholomews "When 
Dreams Come True," begin a seven 
weeks' engagement in vaudeville May 
4 at the Palace, New York. 

Saranoff, of the same show, will also 
play a few weeks* in vandeville, after 
the closing date. 

"When Dreams Come True" closes 
its season May 2, after 67 weeks, with 
but a foi might's lay-off. It reopens 
Labor Day, headed for the coast. 







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JOAN SAWYER, ROAD ATTRACTION. 

Commencing May 19 Joan Sawyer 

and a dancing partner will start a road 

tour, under the management of the 

Persian Garden Co. The Persian 

Garden is where Miss Sawyer holds 
sway in the Winter Garden building. 

The show will be heavily billed with 
four men in advance. Miss Sawyer 
will be called "The Queen of the 
Dancers." Only large cities will be 
played, it is said, during the 30-day 
trip, some towns keeping the attrac- 
tion for two days. The admission 
price will be up to $2. 

Joan Sawyer saw her dancing part- 
ner, Jack Jarrott, "walk out on her" 
Monday night, while both were in the 
Persian Room of the Palais de Danse 
(Winter Garden). The couple are 
keeping their engagement at the 
Colonial this week, but Jarrott declare! 
he will not return to the Garden res- 
taurant. 

The cause of the trouble appears to 
have been information received by 
Jarrott that Miss Sawyer was rehears- 
ing with someone at Holly Arms, 
Long Island. Accepting it for granted 
the someone might be a future partner 
for Miss Sawyer, and having other 
troubles to think about, a coldness 
having existed between Sawyet 
and Jarrott for some time, he sudden- 
ly decided Monday night after the 
Colonial performance, and as they 
were about to dance in the Persian 
Room to break up the association. 

The Sawyer-Jarrott team receh a 
$1,000 this week at the Colonial. Thev 
divide that equally between them, an 
arrangement that is not in effect at the 
Palais de Danse where Miss Sawyer 
draws a percentage of the gross re- 
ceipts, sufficient to give her an income 
of $1,200 weekly from that source. The 
Garden resort is billed as under Miss 
Sawyer's direction. 

Among Jarrott's other troubles is 
the absence of his wife, formerly 
Josephine Howard. When she re- 
cently returned from a visit to Eng- 
land, his wife heard things about him, 
said Mr. Jarrott, and after coming 
back from Hot Springs, kind friends 
told her some more. They are not 
true, declares Jack, but he hasn't seen 
his wife since. 

Quentin Tod has been dancing with 
Miss Sawyer in the Garden since Jar- 
rott left. Immediately upon his de- 
parture, she called Tod on the phone, 
and he responded at once. 



FATIMA 

Returning to Hammorsteln's next week 
(April 20) after a ■ucceaeful tour through 
America, playing Keith Circuit. 



AL JOLSON'S WIFE STRICKEN. 

Los Angiles. April IT. 
Mrs. Al Jolson, wife of the comedian 
with "The Honeymoon Express," was 
stricken with appendicitis in this city 
last week. She was removed to San 
Francisco, where an operation may be 
necessary. 

San Francisco, April 15. 

Al. Jolson's wife, brought here for 
medical attention, is reported to have 
but a slight attack of appendicitis. 

The greatest reception ever tendered 
an actor in this town was accorded Al 
Jolson Sunday, when he was met at 
the depot by a brass band and mem- 
bers of the Cuckoo Club. The local 
papers ran pictures of the event. 



VARIETY 



AUCE AND MARIE LLOYD TO 

HEAD LINE OP POSING BILLS 

Sisters Feature Attractions At Palace and Hammerstein's, 

New York, Same Week. Both Theatres in Times 

Square. English Artistes Shortly Afterward 

Leaving for Home. 



In New York May 11 the Lloyds, 
Alice and Marie, will oppose each 
other as headliners in the two Times 
Square big time vaudeville theatres. 

Alice will play the Palace as the 
feature card, while Marie is to be the 
Hammerstein headline. It will be 
Alice's final week before sailing on the 
Lusitania May 19. Marie also expects 
to leave this country at the same time, 
if not held over another week by book- 
ings made for her. She is now on the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

When both sisters played in English 
vaudeville, they were never considered 
of equal professional rank, Marie en- 
joying then as she does now the pres- 
tige of the biggest single woman act in 
Great Britain. Alice was of the Lloyd 
Sisters, known as a "small turn." 



ANIMALS ATTACK TRAINERS. 

St. Louis, April 15. 

Three trainers were "damaged" be- 
fore the opening of the Hagenbeck- 
Wallace circus during rehearsals here. 
"Duke," a leopard, leaped over a chair 
and embedded his fangs in the left arm 
of Emil Schweyer. Leon Blondon, who 
beat the leopard off, was attacked a 
few minutes later and clawed about 
the left arm and legs. 

Capt. Jack Dolan received a slap 
from from one of Alber's polar bears 
and suffered a gash on the left arm. 



WIFE IN LIVING PICTURES. 

The headliner at Hammerstein's 
next week is announced as Mrs. Char- 
lotte Davies-Porter Briggs. She is the 
wife of Victor Briggs, a publisher in 
New York, and Mrs. Briggs is to give 
a series of living pictures as her turn. 

Posing in light clothing was the 
cause of separation between the 
Briggs's about a year ago. Mrs. 
Briggs is of Cleveland. She wanted to 
do "Miss Innocence" on the "Septem- 
ber Morn" system and did it, when 
Husband Briggs started something 
that led to the parting and the exhibi- 
tion that comes off at Hammerstein's 
next week. 



Fixing Up for Summer. 
Ernest Ball and Maud Lambert 
(Mrs. Ball) settled themselves for the 
summer in one day last week, when 
they purchased an automobile, motor 
boat *nd summer cottage. 



MARRIAGE LICENSE REFUSED. 

Manchester, N. H., April 15. 

Gladys Dudley, aged 22. a vaudeville 
actress of Rochester, N. H., and 
Thomas E. Call, aged 62, a wealthy 
lumber dealer of Portsmouth, N. H., 
were refused a marriage license by 
Boston city rcgistars this week. The 
couple will now seek a license in this 
state. 

Miss Dudley was married when 15 
and divorced in 1909 when 17, her first 



husband being H. Clifford Turner, an 
attorney of Rochester. Call is also 
divorced, his* former wife immediately 
marrying a veterinary surgeon, Lemuel 
Pope of Portsmouth. Miss Dudley is 
reputed to be rich in her own right, 
and the match is one of pure love, she 
says. She comes from a well known 
Portland, Me., family, her father being 
a prominent lawyer in that city. 



KIT CLARKE'S WINDFALL. 

The present generation of theatrical 
folks is probably unfamiliar with the 
name of Kit Clarke, who travelled in 
advance of Haverly's Minstrels some 
30 years ago. Of late years Clarke has 
been out of the business, devoting 
himself to commercial pursuits. 

About 25 years ago he purchased for 
$2,500 a few lots in Los Angeles and 
recently he was notified by his repre- 
sentative out there an offer of $250,- 
000 had been made for the western 
holdings, coupled with the advice that if 
he held out an even better figure would 
be forthcoming. Clarke was busily en- 
gaged this week in packing up prepar- 
atory to a personal trip to the coast to 
view things from a closer angle. 



Doc Breed, Keller's Partner. 

Doc Breed is making ready for the 
reopening of the Brighton Beach Mu- 
sic Hall, meanwhile continuing to act 
a3 booking representative for the Edw. 
S Keller agency. 

At the close of the beach season he 
resumes his duties in the Keller office, 
when he is to be taken into partner- 
ship. 



Remick's Buys Boston Song. 

Following along their policy of pur- 
chasing made "hits," Jerome H. Rem- 
ick Co. have bought of O. E. Story 
of Boston, a ballad entitled "The Rose 
of the Mountain Trail." Remick's is 
reported to have paid $2,500 for the 
number. 



Patricola Coming East 

Chicago, April 15. 

Patricola and her orchestra will go 
east, in time to open either at Ham- 
merstein's or the Palace, New York, 
in vaudeville, May 4. 

Harry Weber has taken the booking 
of the singer-musician, and is said to 
be asking the managers $1,000 weekly 
for her. 



Valley Theatre Undecided. 

Syracuse, April 15. 
The Onondaga Valley Theatre, con- 
ducted by the New York State Rail- 
way, may be given over to vaudeville 
and pictures instead of the usual 
stock this season. The management 
is still undecided. Announcement will 
be made in the course of a few weeks. 
It will probably open in June. 



BEEHLER BROTHERS SPLIT. 

Chicago, April 15. 

The Beehler Bros. Agency dissolved 

as a partnership concern last week 

with the permanent retirement of 

Charles Beehler from the firm and 

active business. Charles is at present 
in Tucson, Ariz., recovering from a 
nervous breakdown that necessitated a 
vacation in a warmer clime away from 
the stereotyped worries of a ten per- 
center. 

Dave Beehler will continue the busi- 
ness alone under the name of the Beeh- 
ler Agency. Heretofore the business 
was divided equally between both 
brothers, Charles being represented 
during his absence by his father. 

Charles Beehler started in the show 
business with Henry W. Savage in 
New York, acting in the capacity of 
the producer's private secretary, and 
later went on the road with "Parsifal." 
In 1906 he was appointed assistant to C. E. 
Bray, who was then booking the Orpheum 
Circuit out of Chicago. When Martin 
Beck went east he took Bray with him, 
leaving Beehler in charge of the Or- 
pheum's Chicago office. Resigning that 
position in 1912, Charles and Dave opened 
the Beehler Agency. 

Charles Beehler is probably the most 
popular and best liked man who ever 
became associated with vaudeville in 
the middle west and is acknowledged 
one of the best judges of vaudeville 
material in the country. He is re- 
sponsible for the presence of a large 
number of vaudeville's headliners, and 
his retirement will be received with 
regret in many circles. 

Since Charles went west his brother 
has been running the agency, assisted 
by Ed Livingston, who resigned last 
week. All acts previously routed will 
come under the partnership agreement; 
but, commencing May 1, Dave Beeh- 
ler will experience his first single busi- 
ness venture alone. 



BILL MORRIS RETURNS. 

New York and the New York thea- 
tre saw William Morris again Sunday, 
when he returned after an absence of 
nearly four months. During that time 
Morris traveled with the Harry 
Lauder show, and produced the Lauder 
talking pictures in San Francisco. 

Mr. Morris said he had nothing im- 
portant on his hands just at present, 
excepting the pictures, which may be 
sent out as a show, or first be placed 
in vaudeville. Morris is said to be 
asking $1,500 weekly for the Lauder 
talkers as an act. They played one 
week at the Orpheum, Oakland, as the 
feature of the vaudeville bill. 



Sheedy Loses and Wins One. 
M. R. Sheedy broke even this week. 
He lost the bookings for the Spooner 
theatre in the Bronx, but picked up 
the Portchester (N. Y.) opera house 
again, for five acts on a split week. 
The Spooner is playing pictures, with 
Sheedy vaudeville Sundays. 



Al Shean Takes Joe Kane's Role. 

San Francisco, April 15. 
Al Shean opens with "The Girl Be- 
hind the Counter" at the Mo. ->sco, 
Los Angeles, in Joe Kane's place. 

If you don't adTorttae la VABIETT, 
don't ndvertUe •« nlL 



101 RANCH PARADING. 

The advent of Miller Bros.' 101 
Ranch Wild West into New York for 
the first time will be signalized Mon- 
day evening, April 20, by an illuminat- 
ed street parade. The show opens at 
Madison Square Garden the following 
afternoon. Barnum-Bailey leaves the 
Garden this Saturday for Brooklyn. 

101 has played Brooklyn in previous 
years, but never ventured New York 
City before, which heretofore had to 
look to the Buffalo Bill show for its 
wild western flavor, during the past 
few seasons having that mixed in with 
glimpses at "The Far East," as seen by 
a plainsman. The Miller Bros., Joe 
and Zach, give a straight wild west 
performance. 

Joe Miller is the amusement director 
of the show; George Arlington, general 
manager, and Edward Arlington still 
routes the exhibition, also looking after 
the advance. 

Edward Arlington and the Miller 
Bros, will give the British- American 
exposition at Shepherd's Bush, Lon- 
don, this summer another wild west 
troupe. 



LOCAL TALENT WEEK. 

Cleveland, April 15. 

Manager Seas of the Priscilla is on 
the lookout for Cleveland men and 
women who have made good in vaude- 
ville. Within a few weeks he is going 
to offer an old home week, presenting 
exclusive local talent 

Al Lawrence, mimic and monologist, 
has been booked already. 



Hussey and Lee Split 
James Hussey an Al Lee dissolved 
their stage partnership at the Colonial 
Sunday night 

The disruption came about through 
Mr. Lee receiving an offer to become a 
travelling salesman for a clothing 
manufacturing firm that held out a 
better emolument than a vagarious 
route in vaudeville could give. 

"Jimmy" Hussey has formed a part- 
nership with Jack Boyle, late of the 
Jack Wilson Trio, which has been dis- 
banded through the death of Ada 
Lane (Mrs. Wilson). Wilson will rest 
for the remainder of the current sea- 
son and has made no plans for the 
future. The sudden death of his wife 
completely stunned him. 



Ritchie on Small Time. 

Philadelphia, April 15. 
For the first time next week Adele 
Ritchie will play in pop vaudeville, 
when she appears at the William Penn. 



Dusenburys Lease Grand. 

Columbus, April 15. 
A 30-year lease has been signed for 
the Grand by W. J. and J. W. Dusen- 
bury. When ready for the new open- 
ing, pop vaudeville will likely get first 
call. 



Colored Folk Not Clannish. 

Atchison, Kan., April 13. 
The Pekin, this city's vaudeville 
theatre for colored people, has quit 
business because of lack of patronage. 
The colored people of this place pre- 
fer to patronize the white exhibitors' 
picture houses rather than see their 
cvn people act 



VARIETY 



SONG PUBLISHERS IN BAD: 

FAILURE S EXPEC TED SHORTLY 

One Popular Music Publisher Arranges With Creditors 
for Extension of Time This Week. Bad State of Busi- 
ness Pushing Some of the Weaker Firms Very Hard. 



Not lets than half a dozen failures 
in the music publishing business are 
looked for in New York this summer. 
The theatrical season is rapidly draw- 
ing to a close and from now on until 
the fall the publishers will devote 
themselves to "making" new songs 
from which they will derive no returns 
until the reopening of the regular 
amusement season in the fall. 

This week one music publishing 
concern was making a proposition 
to its creditors to accept notes running 
four years at six per cent, interest, or 
to accept the alternative of having the 
concern go into bankruptcy with 
doubtful assets. 



STANDARD FOR NO. 2. 

Cincinnati, April 15. 

The Standard closes its season Sat- 
urday night, and will reopen in the fall 
as a spoke in the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co.'s second wheel. 

At present it is playing stock bur- 
lesque. 



AL M'COY EXTRA ATTRACTION. 

Bob Baker has booked Al McCoy, 
middleweight champion, as an extra 
attraction on the Progressive Circuit 
for the next six weeks to strengthen 
shows at certain points. 



ZBYSZKO FORFEITS TWICE. 

Buffalo, April 15. 

Zbyszko, the famous Polish wrest- 
ler, appearing here last week with the 
"Broadway Belles," at the Garden 
theatre, enjoyed a very eventful week 
in this city. First, in offering $100 to 
the man who stayed on the mat with 
him for 15 minutes, he met his match 
in Mamutoff, the Russian wrestler, of 
this city. Two nights in succession 
Zbyszko was forced to forfeit his $100 
to the great Russian. A bitter feeling 
existed between the two mighty grap- 
plers. 

After his second defeat Zbyszko 
ducked, claiming that he had all other 
performances booked and refused to 
meet MamutorT any more, although ad- 
vertising that he would meet all com- 
ers at each performance. 

Manager Graham of the Garden 
threatened to forfeit Zbyszko's con- 
tract and engage MamutorT instead 
unless the Pole lived up to his agree- 
ment. Later in the week, Zbyszko 
was fined by Justice Wheeler in spe- 
cial term of supreme court for con- 
tempt of court, in that he failed to 
appear before Albert G. Kange, referee 
in supplemental proceedings, started 
by Stanislaus Mieti's of this city to 
enforce payment of $2,500 judgment 
against the wrestler. Mietus claims to 
have discovered the great Pole and 
started him off as a wrestler in the 
sporting world. Zbyszko was accom- 
panied in court by his attorney, Chas. 
H. Cutting and his manager, John H. 



Herman. During the arguments in 
the proceedings it was stated that the 
wrestler was worth $1,000,000. The 
Pole drew well at the theatre through- 
out the week. 



POLICE CLOSE "GIRL IN MUFF." 

Pittsburgh, April 15. 

The new Academy which opened 
with stock burlesque a week ago, and 
whose first show was curtailed by the 
police department, is again having 
trouble through the "smutty" perform- 
ances being put on. In one specialty 
men are invited on the stage to be 
kissed and suggestive lines are used 
freely by all the comedians. 

After witnessing the performance, 
featuring a vaudeville act known as 
"The Girl With the Muff," Monday, 
Civilian Aide Archibald Mackrell, of 
the Department of Public Safety, for- 
bade any repetition of the act on the 
grounds that it is indecent and im- 
moral. 

Mr. Mackrell, in a conversation with 
Manager John E. Clifford, of the 
theatre, warned him that the Depart- 
ment of Public Safety would not tol- 
erate the class of shows which he has 
been staging for the past two weeks, 
nor the indecent form of advertising 
used in exploiting the performances. 
A circular, advertising "The GiilWith 
the Muff," displaying suggestive 
phrases, was declared to be paiticu- 
larly objectionable by Mr. Mackrell. 



SUMMER SHOWS AT COLUMBIA. 

The summer attraction for the Col- 
umbia, New York, has not been settled 
upon, though according to report Hur- 
tig & Seamon will place a revue in the 
house, recruiting the people for it from 
their various burlesque shows. 

At the Columbia, Chicago, "The Beh- 
man Show" will be the warm weather 
piece. 



Vaudeville People Married. 

Spokane, April 15. 

Otto Fries, of "The Hoboes," and 
Vivian Marshall, of Lottie Mayer's 
diving act, were married here Satur- 
day. Both acts were at. Pantages. 

The bride is 25 years of age and 
lives at Portland, Ore. The bride- 
groom is 26 and from Covington, Ky. 



CLAIMS 27 HOUSES. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. peo- 
ple say they have 27 houses for the 
second branch of the circuit. Charles 
E. Barton was away this week on busi- 
ness concerning the enlargement of 
the Columbia's chain of theatres. 

At the meeting held Monday to con- 
sider the proposed increase of capital 
stock from $85,000 to $500,000, it was 
decided to postpone the question until 
the annual meeting of the Columbia 
Co. the first Friday in June. 

When the franchises for the second 
circuit are given out about May 1, they 
will run for five years, it is said, to the 
original holders, without any charge 
made during that time by the Colum- 
bia Co. 

Of the 43 theatres now on the "big 
wheel," but six will be removed from 
that to the second circuit, to be com- 
posed of 28 or 30 weeks. 



Eddie Foy's Idea of It. 

Minneapolis, April 15. 

Eddie Foy, while here, declared he 
never had intended to play "Hamlet." 
"That was all talk," he said, adding, 
"but I could play it just as well as 
anybody who is doing Shakespeare on 
the stage today." 

Incidentally Foy confessed one of 
his ambitions was to play Touchstone 
in "As You Like It." "But you would 
have some popular actress playing 
Rosalind," he said, "and she wouldn't 
stand for my 'business' and the clown 
I would make it." 



FLOCKING TO PROGRESSIVE. 

The Progressive Circuit chiefs are 
being besieged with applications from 
managers wanting to put out shows on 
the independent circuit next season. 
Already there are 50 or more appli- 
cations at the New York quarters of 
the Progressives and fully that many 
more are expected to arrive or turn 
up within the next month or so. The 
independents are tacking on quite a 
number of new shows but will not 
take in every one that comes along. 

The Progressives have not fully de- 
cided to embrace the proposed Wells- 
Schiller southern circuit to its list 
next season but all indications point 
to its aceptance. 

It may be that two former burlesques 
from Weber & Fields will be with the 
independents next season. The names 
"Weber & Fields" will not be used in 
the advertising. The Progressive has' 
not given the matter final disposition 
as yet. 

It's now a certainty that there will 
be shows with the names of Joe How- 
ard, Dave Lewis and Andy Lewis at- 
tached, the last named to appear at 
the head of his own company. It has 
not yet been settled that Harry Jol- 
son will be at the head of a show. 



FOR COLORED SHOWS. 

Will Marion Cook, colored, is pro- 
moting a circuit of theatres in a num- 
ber of cities in the cast, backed by 
some influential white folks. 

It is proposed to encourage the pro- 
ductions and performances of the col- 
ored race to the end that a higher 
grade of Senegambian entertainment 
will result. 



SPECTACLE PRODUCERS. 

Sunday a couple of sta^c directors 
left New York to produce the spec- 
tacles in Washington and Nashville for 
Leon T. Mooser. Edward T. Emery 
will put on "The Mysterious Thanatos" 
at Nashville, opening May 4. It will 
have a chorus of 1,000. 

At Washington George Lask will do 
the same for "The Fire Regained," 
opening May 2. 

It is unlikely Mr. Mooser will take 
on any more southern cities for this 
season. 



If you don't advertUe In VAKIKTY, 
don't adv*rtl<w> at all. 



BERNSTEIN ON "COPY ACTS." 

"Good morning, have a cigar — have 

another — put this one in your pocket 

for after lunch. Wait a minute, will 

you, I want to see if there's a letter 

here from Seattle. That guy wired 
he had mailed some money. Nope, 
it's not here. You can't believe any 
of them. I'm always getting the worst 
of it. I sent that fellow a wire saying 
the sheriff was in my house, the con- 
stable in the office and that I was 
threatened with supplementary pro- 
ceedings, and would he please send 
me $100 right away. I sent the same 
wire to ten different people, see, but 
the fellow in Seattle didn't know that, 
and he wired he would. 

"It was this way, but I don't know 
as I ought to tell you for you might 
tell someone else and my speed* 
money plans would all go plumb on 
the bum. But I'll take a chance on 
you, I know you won't print it any- 
way. You see I needed to make a 
quick touch. At first I needed $200 
and I thought, 'Where can I go for it 
that I haven't been?' I figured them 
up on my fingers going home to Mt 
Vernon, and there was no one left 
That's tough/ says I, 'Freeman, you 
have been down the line, you must dig 
some new ones.' 

"When I got home I woke May up 
and asked her for $400. I thought she 
would split with me and I would get 
the two anyway. May jumped out of 
bed, saying, 'Certainly, dear, anything 
for you, but why didn't you wait un- 
til the morning? Here, get $400 on 
that'. It was a good $12 vase before 
\i hit me. I never saw May so sore. 
After I fixed up my face so it looked 
like me again, I went to bed and 
thought it over. I had to have that 
coin because I had gotten an idea for 
an act. About four o'clock in the 
morning I must have been dosing, 
when it came to me. Why only $200, 
why not wire a lot of people for $100 
each and maybe put out more than 
one act. 

"It worked grea.t kid, and that guy 
in Seattle is the only one who flopped. 
I guess I'll put out a couple of the 
nets on the $900 I got, and pay an- 
other installment on the mortgage 
with the balance. No, no 'copy acts' 
for mine, I don't believe in it. The 
other day I sent out an act and the 
fellow said to me, 'Hey, supposin' 
some boob makes a holler about this 
stuff we're using, what will I do?' 
'Take it right out,' I says 'and put 
something else in just as good, I don't 
ptand for 'copy acts' and anybody who 
claims anything in any of my acts can 
have it ri^ht away, we claim nothing 
in any of them'. Ain't that square? 
Same way with titles. I say to all the 
acts, 'Get good titles, now, boys, get 
enough to use a different one every 
day if there's a squawk. Tell the man- 
«''K*t the act is known all over the 
world and show him a title to prove 
it. If he doesn't believe the first one, 
live him another, but get one he 
knows well. There's enough in the 
show business and we don't want them 
all.' I see Vaiuktv liar] something 
; bout nif bonking 'Harry Lauder's 
Scotch Heathers'. I told those guys 
to hi- careful about that one, but I 
can't travel with every act." Sime. 



8 



VARIETY 



AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR 
BRINGS ABO UT WAGE SETTLEMENT 

Young Actress in Washington, D. C, Member of W.R.A. 
U., Threatens Manager With Appeal to Office of A. F. 
of L;, Rather Than Evoke Aid of Courts, and Im- 
mediately Receives Money Due. President 
Samuel Gompers Reports Facts to 

White Rats. 



STOCK 



The White Rats Actors' Union, af- 
filiated with the American Federation 
of Labor, received this week from 
President Samuel Gompers of the A. 
F. of L., the following letter: 

"Washington, D. C, April 14, 1914. 
"Mr. Will J. Cooke, Secretary-Treas- 
. urer White Rats Actors' Union of 

America, 227 West 46th St., New 

York City. 
"Dear Sir and Brother: 

"This afternoon I had the pleasure 

of a visit from Miss , a member of 

the White Rats Actors' Union, and 
she called my attention to the fact that 
the management of one of the theatres 
here in which she was 1 playing last 
week, at the close of her performance 
Sunday night, blandly offered her $60 
for the act of herself and brother, 
which she indignantly refused to ac- 
cept, and after some little altercation 
she saw them again today incidentally 
and conversation was renewed, but she 
insisted upon her rights to receive $80 
and she told them that she had not 
altered her opinion at all. The man- 
ager suggested that she might see a 
lawyer. She refused and said that she 
was not going to be involved a year 
or more in legal battles, but would go 
to the office of the American Federa- 
tion of Labor. The management un 
easily retreated a bit and finally 
yielded and paid her the full week's 

yalary. Miss is not only made 

happy by the receipt of the money, 
but by the fact that the influence of 
the organization of the A. F. of L. had 
been instrumental in her protection. 

"There were two or three other acts 
cut during that same week. One was 
annulled after the first day, despite the 
contract, and others were cut and they 
accepted it, but they, unfortunately for 
themselves, were not members of the 
organization, and had not the courage 
nor the temerity to stand up for their 
eights. 

"Miss desired that I should 

communicate these partly pleasing as 
well as unpleasant episodes to you to 
join me in the expressions of best 
wishes for yourself as well as the en- 
tire organization. 

"Sincerely and fraternally yours, 
/Signed) "SAMUEL GOMPERS, 

President. 



JOHNNY BUSCH KILLED. 

John L. Busch, Jr., aged 15, was run 
over by an automobile Sunday morn- 
ing, April 12, on West 109th street, 
sear Amsterdam avenue, and killed in- 
stantly. 

"Johnny" Busch, as he was famil- 
iarly known, although young in years, 
had been in the profession many years 
working in an act with his parents, 
known as "The Busch Trio." Some- 



time ago he branched out alone as a 
monologist and was doing splendidly, 
giving big promise for the future. His 
sad end was a great shock to his par- 
ents as well as to those who had known 
the little fellow. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, 
April 14, at 2:30 P. M., at Dargeon's 
Undertaking Parlors, 954 Amsterdam 
avenue, New York, and were very im- 
pressive. The remains were cremated 
at Fresh Pond, L. I. 



Arthur Kelley Recovering. 

Arthur Kelley of Kelley Brothers, 
has been confined to his home in New 
York for several weeks with erysipelas. 
March 24 a carbuncle appeared on the 
back of his neck and he had it lanced. 
Immediately afterward erysipelas set in 
and he was in a critical condition for 
several days. 

A change for the better took place 
last week and he is now on the way 
to recovery and expects to be up and 
around in a few days. 



STOCK PLAYS NEXT WEEK. 

ATLANTA (Ljrrlc) "Sovon Days" (Lucille 
La Verne Co.), (Bijou) "Prlie Contest for 
Title" (Eddie Black Co.). 

CLEVELAND (Cleveland), "What Happen- 
ed to Smith" (Holden Players). 

ERIE, PA. (Majestic), "The Dawn of To- 
morrow." 

KANSAS CITT (Auditorium), "Romance of 
the Underworld." 

NEW ORLEANS (Oreenwall), "Over Night" 
(Stegner-Muehlman Players). 

SAVANNAH (Savannah), "Merely Mary 
Ann" (Henrlette Browne Players). 

BOSTON (Castle Sq.), "Officer 666." 

CINCINNATI (German), "Kaserenenluft" 
(Otto Ernst Schmld's Players). 

COLUMBUS (Hartman), "The Rainbow" 
(Edward Lynch Players). 

MILWAUKEE (Shubert). "Ghost Breaker": 
(Pabst). "Polnlsche WlrtshafL" 

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (Hathaway's), 
^Broadway Jones" (Lonergan Players). 

NEW BRITAIN. CONN. (Lyceum), "St. 
Elmo" (RuBswin Players). 

PHILADELPHIA (Chestnut St. O. H.), "Our 
Wives" (Orpheum Players) ; (Liberty), "The 
Chaperon" (Emily Smiley Players). 

SYRACUSE (Wletlng), "Madame Sherry." 
BALTIMORE (Audltordlum)— "Dorothy Ver- 
non of Haddon Hall." 

(HOLLI DAY)— "Uncle Toms Cabin." 
ST. PAUL, (Shubert)— "Mrs. Temple's Tel- 
egram" (Huntington Players). 

ORPHEUM, READING, CLOSING. 

Reading, Pa., April 15. 

The stock engagement of the Or- 
pheum Players will be brought to a 
close April 18. 

The house will be turned over to 
vaudeville the following week. Stock 
will resume in August. 

Betty Farrington has been signed 
to play leads at the Orpheum, succeed- 
ing Sydney Shields. 



WHITE RATS NEWS 



(The matter on this page hat been furnished VARIETY by the White Rats 
Actors* Union of America, and Is vouched for by that organization. 
VARIETY, In Its editorial policy. Is not responsible for It.) 



Lottie Burke, Communicate. 
Lottie Burke (Findley and Burke) 
kindly communicate with Will J. 
Cooke, 227 West 46th St., New York 
City, on a matter of importance. 



Ethel Bard, Communicate. 

Will Miss Ethel Bard please com- 
municate with Will J. Cooke, 227 West 
46th street, New York City? 



No Stock in Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles, April 15. 

For the first time in many years 
Los Angeles is without a theatre play- 
ing strictly stock. The Burbank is 
again taking a fling at musical comedy 
and the Morosco, built for stock pur- 
poses, is doing it also. The Lyceum, 
long a melodramatic stock house, has 
fallen back to the movies. 



NOTICE 

LADY MEMBERS 

of the 

WHITE RATS 

Are earnestly requested to 
communicate with 

MISS LILLIAM McNEILL, 

Chairman of the Ladies' Com- 
mittee of the 

ACTORS' FAIR. 



Reopening in Newport, R. I. 

Newport, R. I., April 1£. 

The Malley-Denison stock will re- 
open the season at the opera house 
here April 20 in "Brewster's Millions." 
The company, in addition to the leads 
(Blanch Shirley and James Crane) 
will include Neil Barrett, Houston 
Richards, Sophia Allen, Richard Clark 
and Molly Calvert. 

Edward Denison will be director and 
Fred Quimby, stage manager. 



Ferris Co. at Long Beach. 
Long Beach, Cal., April 15. 
The Dick Ferris Players, headed by 
Ferris and Florence Stone, opened a 
season of summer stock here Monday 
at the Bentley Grand with a produc- 
tion of "Graustark." 



Company at Cottage Grove Empress. 

Chicago, April 15. 

George B. Levee has installed stock 
at the Royal, formerly the Cottage 
Grove Empress, with William Barclay 
and Jean Storm as the chief players. 



STOCK IN PITTSBURGH. 

Pittsburgh, April 15. 
Norman Hackctt succeeded Robert 
Gleckler as leading man of the Pitt 
players, beginning his engagement, 
which will last for several months, in 
"The Temperamental Journey." The 
announcement caused a great surprise 
at it was well known that Mr. Gleck- 
ler was interested financially in the 
company. It is said that a dispute 

about the playing of one or the roles 
in the comedy led to his withdrawal. 

Mary Hall began her engagement 
as leading woman with the Duquesne 
Theatre stock Monday. She was for- 
merly with the Pitt. An addition to 
the Pitt is Morris Kerr. 

Director William Moore Patch of 
the Pitt has added "Years of Discre- 
tion" to the plays he will produce this 
year. The Pitt will close early in June. 
Feature films will be shown this sum- 
mer. It will reopen late in Septem- 
ber. The Duquesne will probably be 
moved to the Grand, where vaudeville 
will be disbanded for the summer. 

Benjamin Kauser concludes his en- 
gagement at the Pitt this week. 

To the long sick list was added the 
name of D. H. Haynes, who was head 
of the "Garden of Allah" company. He 
is confined to bed in his hotel, nursed 
by his wife. 



Florence Roberts Out of Show. 

Minneapolis, April 15. 

The Shubert here is dark. Florence 
Roberts, stock star, is seriously ill, 
threatened with pneumonia. She 
played the opening performance of 
"The Strength of the Weak" Sunday 
night with doctors in the wings. It is 
hoped she may be able to reopen to- 
night. 



Virginia Mann Asks Divorce. 

Kansas City, April 15. 

Virginia Mann, the stock and pic- 
ture actress, filed suit here last week, 
through an attorney, for a divorce 
from Walter G. Marshall, an actor. 
She charges desertion. 

The suit is the direct outcome of a 
tangle which started at Reading, Pa., 
in February when Miss Mann was 
playing with a stock company there. 

Marshall and Miss Mann were mar- 
ried in Kansas City in 1906. 



Opening in Newport. 

Newport, R. I., April 15. 

The summer stock season gets 
under way here next Monday when 
the Malley-Denison Company, headed 
by Blanche Shirley and James Crane, 
opens at the Opera House in "Brew- 
ster's Millions." 

Others in the iompany are Neil Bar- 
rett, Houston Richards, Sophia Allen, 
Richard Clark, Molly Calvert, Fred 
Quimby, stage manager; Edward Den- 
ison, director. 

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Harry Parker is taking out a tent 
show this summer. 



Milton Schuster is to take out a mu- 
sical comedy next season. 



Herman Roth sailed Wednesday for 
London. 



Arthur Aylsworth is thinking of 
taking to vaudeville for a few weeks. 



Chris Maxwell is dangerously ill 
from the effects of an operation for 
appendicitis. 

"The Girl and the Tramp'' is going 
out next season under the direction of 
K. S. Baker of Dixon, 111. 

Sam Brook, one of the midgets in 
"Snow White," is in the Brooklyn Hos- 
pital from blood poisoning. 



Harry Bowers of the Steinway Com- 
edy Four and Grace Bond were re- 
cently married in Macon, Ga. 

Horton and La Triska have returned 
from abroad after a two years' ab- 
sence 



Hugh Dawson has succeeded Charles 
Sweeton as manager of the Majestic, 
Evansville, Ind. 



Dick Crolius, for six weeks past a 
sufferer with double hernia, will be 
operated upon in the hope of alleviat- 
ing his condition. 



The Marinelli New York office will 
shortly be reinforced by Inwards, of 
the London agency of the same con- 
cern. Percy Reis, of the London of- 
fice, has left it. 



Among the features selected for the 
Shakespeare memorial celebration in 
Central Park will be Grace George and 
Robert Mantell. 

Joseph Sheehan, assisted by Harold 
J. Geis, Doris Marvin and Lydia 
Sturtevant, is playing tabloid grand 
opera through Pennsylvania. 

Billie Taylor returned to New York 
last Friday and appeared Sunday night 
with his wife (Stella Mayhew) in the 
Winter Garden program. 



Hyams and Mclntyre are consider- 
ing an offer to star again next season 
in their former vehicle, "The Girl of 
My Dreams," which John Coutts and 
Perry Kelly have out on the road this 
season. 



William Fleming, Poli's expert 
pasteboard manipulator at Waterbury, 
Conn., has jumped to the P. F. Shea 
forces, after a seven years' connection 
with the Poli houses. 



Milt Francis says someone reported 
he was a father. Milt says the only 
recent acquisition to his family 
circle is a "split week" contract. 



Joe Smith, formerly manager of the 
Hudson, Union Hill, has been allotted 
a "franchise" to book with the Family 
Department of the U. B. O. 



Fire starting in the furnace room de- 
stroyed the Dreyfus theatre, Lafayette, 
Ind., last Friday, causing a loss of $60,- 
000. Although the house was built 
45 years ago, it was recently remod- 
elled at a cost of $50,000. The loss is 
partly covered by insurance. ~ v Harry 
G. Sommers, of New York, leased it. 



NEWSPAPER MEN 

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newspaper men as rapidly as possible. 

Any newspaper man with some knowledge of theatricals who may wiah 
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Variety has discontinued printing weekly reports of shows and theatres 
from the smaller cities, carrying only some of the biggest towns in the non- 
pareil with displayed heads. Where a newspaper man is located aa corre- 
spondent he will not be called upon to furnish anything weekly beyond 
current newa events from his town and territory. This news may coma 
in either by mall or wire aa it breaks. 



Sawyer & Supplee of Camden, N. J., 
will reopen the Avenue, Wilmington, 
Del., April 27, playing pictures. 

"The Town Fool" has a route booked 
for next season, opening Aug. 10, next, 
in Ohio. 

Dolly Vaughne, a chorister with 
"September Morn," and C. R. Win- 
slow, the drummer of the same show, 
wer*» married April 9 at Council Bluffs, 
la. 

George M. DeVere, with "In Old 
Kentucky," playing at the Boston 
theatre, Uoston, announces the mar- 
riage of his daughter, Florence, to 
Thomas McDonough, April 28. 



Geo. Gottleib is in charge of the 
park bookings for the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit. The first ones open May 3, which 
include St. Louis, Memphis, New Or- 
leans, Louisville and Grand Rapids. 



The week of May 18th will witness 
the closing for the summer of all -the 
Keith houses in New York, some being 
given over to feature films, the others 
remaining dark until the last week in 
August. 

Catherine Hayes and Sabel Johnson 
will reappear next week at Hammer- 
stein's, in "Childhood Days." A. Bald- 
win Sloane and Grace Field will play 
a third return engagement within 
three months at the same house next 
week. 



Harry Lefkowitz, editor of the An- 
nouncer, a San Francisco sporting 
weekly, arrived in town last week and 
is making his stay at Wallick's. This 
is his last stop on his transcontinental 
trip which has carried him through 
the states. 



The Colonial, Alban/, is receiving 
? vaudeville show booked through the 
Moss & Brill offices, New York. From 
Albany the show moves on to Rand's 
Opera House, Troy, for two Sunday 
performances. 



Ada V. Sullivan, who threatened to 
start an action against the late Sena- 
tor Sullivan's estate, for a share of the 
property as the adopted daughter, is 
billed next week for Hammerstcin's as 
"Big Tim Sullivan's Daughter." The 
Sullivan executors allege Miss Sulli- 
van was never legally adopted by the 
Senator. The girl has been appearing 
as a "single act" on the small time. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 

Sec where they used a couple of 
thousand convicts to make a moving 
picture. That's putting them in show 
business faster than Willie Hammer- 
stein can. 



To get a job with Ziegfeld, chorus 
girls have to pass a beauty test 
Clothes don't make much difference. 
They never wear many — on the stage. 

Friend — Why is it you can't get a 
job? 

Actor — The kind of parts I play are 
not in season now. 

Friend — What is your specialty? 

Actor — Santa Claus in Christmas 
plays. 



Did you see the new Kellys they are 
wearing? They make every one look 
like Andrew Mack made up and ready 
to go on. 

Father, Dear Father, come home with 
me now, 
The clock in the steeple strikes eight; 
But Father said "No, I must get next 
week, 
And my agent told me to wait" 

What the Song Pluggera Say:— 

"This number will be restricted for 
you." 

"You can take my word for it." 

"Nobody has done it yet." 

"We never pay anyone to sing our 
songs as a rule, but with you I'll make 
an exception." 

"Put it on as a favor for me, will 
you?" 

"This song will positively make your 
act." 

"I know it's been done, but I'll have 
a special version written for you." 

"Well, just drop in to see us any- 
how." 

"You get more out of that song than 
anyone who ever sung it." 

"If you have a nice picture of your 
wife, we'll put it on the title page." 

"If you had four of our songs you'd 
have a great act." 



DUTCH PHILOSOPHY. 

By Conkey. 
I know dot de* blzncss Ise rotten, 

It'B best dough to boar It und grin; 
Oder nctors, dey got dcr troubles 

Mltout me und mine buttln' In. 
Since first I bUHt In de show blzness, 

Der's von ting I find out you bet, 
No matter bow rotten de game goes, 

It still could be lots worBer yet. 

I)«th dot Strcnt of de team "Streat und 
Jiensh." 

I meet hlra here choost yesterday, 
Und, by golly, dot boob, he was crying; 

He nay dot hla sketch run away. 
Do you link I would cry? No Slroe I 

If my skrteh Hliould glf mo do Hack? 
Dot feller don't know he Ins lucky. 

It could be worse she might come back. 

Choost keep dot von fact In your noodle 

Ven loafing Clarke Street or H road way— 
Der's oiler good acts up against It. 

Perhaps worse den you are today. 
Und ven do old lady gets peevish, 

Aber don't be u fool und curs*. 
She might open up a rooming house- 

Und Lleber Gott ! dot would be worse. 

V.i* a aet open up here mlt me. 

It was flene de way dot he blow 
Ven de Manager send buck de bill, 

Und he And di*f he open de show. 
Aber ven V e wash up und he see 

De buneh waltln" 'round to rehearse, 
He say: "Dot soup npot might be rotten 

li'it no spot at all ! Geo dot's worse." 

IT some Au'ent. would not. book my aet. 

!>'» you tlnk dot my knee* would shake' 
N'"l Tor mine! | choosr tink : "Go fell, 

I know ver d"r l.ss another wake." 
Here':. sometime to paHte in de serap book 

V.-n all open mlt a Hat purse; 
"My golly, dey ain't <ome so rotten 

Hut vat it could be a lot worse." ' 



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VARIETY 



IDLE ARMY OF STAGE HANDS 
LOOK TO L A. T. S . E. FOR HELP 

Mushroom Growth of Movies and Closing of Shows Gal- 
ore Have Given Union Stage Employees Something to 
Worry About. Strict Enforcement of Fire Laws 
May Render Some Assistance. New Phase of 
Jon on Tapis to Alleviate Condi- 
tion in Ranks. 



The closing of shows, the rise of the 

movies and the flopping of legitimate 

houses to pictures has thrown several 

hundred union stage hands out of 

work. Right now in New York alone 

there are a hundred or more stage em- 
ployes out of work with apparently no 
work in sight until next fall There 
are many who are not sure that next 
season will bring them anything by 
reason of the movie growth. 

To protect a lot of the union hands 
the International Alliance of Theatrical 
Stage Employes may strive to bring 
about certain legislation which will in- 
sure the engaging of more men when 
a legitimate house switches to the 
movies. 

The union men say there is a very 
strict law regarding the safeguarding of 
stages at all times from fire and that 
if it is enforced will mean the employ- 
ment of more. men. They would have 
a union man, a carpenter say, who 
would be on hand constantly to raise 
and lower the asbestos curtain, make 
sure that the pilot light is in the mid- 
dle of the stage and that the walls of 
the back are exposed following the per- 
formance. 

They say an electrician is absolutely 
necessary to look after the wirings and 
to be there in case of accident. They 
maintain the electrician by continual 
attendance could prevent many an acci- 
dent 

Of course all movies employ an 
operator. But all movies do not hire 
union electricians and a union carpen- 
ter. The enforcement of the state fire 
laws would mean the engaging of the 
latter two anyway. 

Acording to inside information there 
arc exactly 59 theatres in New York' 
that are "unfriendly" to unionism and 
do not employ union stage hands. 
When the executive board of the I. A. 
T. S. E. meets- here in July a full in- 
vestigation of present conditions in 
New York will be made and some sort 
of recommendations made that may 
alleviate the "unfair" theatrical condi- 
tions. 

It will also pass upon applications 
for membership as there are now 180 
aplications, mostly from operators, 
who wish to join the organization. 

President C. C. Shay, of the Alliance, 
who is now south on business of or- 
ganization and troublous matters, is 
to return to New York April 23 when 
he will determine the date the execu- 
tive board will meet in New York in 
July. 



of Mars," originally written as a play, 
then novelized and now once more 
converted into dramatic form. Arnold 
Daly has been selected for the leading 
role. 

The piece will open early in May on 
the road and will be sent into Chicago 
for a spring run and not come into 
New York until next season. 

The cast will include John Flood 
and Beverly Sitgreaves. 



PRINCESS PLAYERS COMING IN. 

The Princess Players, under Hol- 

brook Blinn's stage direction, who 

went into Chicago for an expected run, 

are closing their short stay in the 
Windy City Saturday night. Police 
censorship hit the company and the 
closing was arranged for by Comstock 
& Gest who bring the players back to 
New York Sunday. 

The Princess Players have next 
week booked at the Majestic, Brook- 
lyn, but the following date is not an- 
nounced. 

Comstock & Gest are making pro- 
vision for some of the members of the 
company by giving them stock berths*. 
May Buckley has been assigned to the 
C. & G. stock at Cleveland. 



"TWIN BEDS" REHEARSING. 

"Twin Beds," a farce comedy by 
Margaret Mayo, was placed in re- 
hearsal this week by Robert Harris. 
It is slated to open around May 4, 
probably in Atlantic City. This show 
will be taken into Chicago where it is 
expected to stay all summer. 

Ray Cox and Georgia Lawrence have 
been engaged. The leading male player 
will be John Cumberland. 



"REFORMERS" GETTING READY 

"The Reformers," the John Cumber- 
land farce comedy, which the Robert 
Graves, Inc., is exploiting, will have 
its first performance at Pittsfield, 
Mass., April 24-25 and will open an 
indefinite engagement at the Hollis, 
Boston, April 27. 

Grace Goodall and little Beverly 
West will be among the principals 1 . 

The Graves Co. will later produce 
"The Ambitions of Marjorie." This 
week it engaged Edith Glendenning 
and Everett Butterfield for this show. 



DALY'S LEADING ROLE. 

H. H. Frazce has contracted with 
George Bronson Howard for the pro- 
duction rights to his "The Red Light 



Doorman Left $10,000. 

Richmond, April 8. 
From stage door to riches goes for 
J. F. Tillery, the fifty-year-old 
Colonial theatre doorman, who has 
been notified he has been left $10,000 
by an uncle who recently died in Little 
Rock. 



SHOWS CLOSING. 

"When Dreams Come True" closes 
its season in Philadelphia May 2, after 
having played steadily for over a year, 
reopening Sept. 7, playing a route to 
the Pacific Coast. 

Members of "The House of Bond- 
age" returned to town Sunday and 
Monday from Syracuse saying the or- 
ganization had closed there Saturday 
night The company received half 
salary Holy Week as per contract, and 
unlike many companies that close the 
members paid their own way back into 
New York. 

Wee & Lambert are closing for the 
summer "Seven Hours in New York" 
(Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April 18), and 
"Spendthrift" (Perth Amboy, N. J., 
same date.) 

Stetson's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is 
scheduled to close its road tour April 
25. 

Liebler & Co.'s spectacular produc- 
tion of "The Garden of Allah" has 
been sent to the store house for the 
heated term and will reopen in Sep- 
tember, headed south and booked to 
the coast via- St. Louis. It is reported 
to have yielded large profits on the 
season just closed. 

William A. Brady's "Little Women" 
Company will disband for the season 
Saturday night at the close of the 
Brooklyn engagement. 

Kansas City, April 15. 
The Victoria Miller Company closed 
Saturday at Center, Mo. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, April 15. 

Al Jolson opened at the Cort in 
"The Honeymoon Express" and was 
greeted by a large audience. Jolson 
came in for the lion's share of atten- 
tion and applause but the show met 
full approval. 

Rock and Fulton returned to the 
Gaiety and appeared in "The Echo." 
The opening was good, but slumped 
off Monday when a half-house was re- 
ported. 

Chauncey Olcott got away to a bad 
start at the Columbia, but business 
picked up after the opening. 



HURLBURT REWRITING PLAY. 

Cincinnati, April 15. 

William Hurlburt, author, is here re- 
writing his "The Man Who Would 
Live." Local critics praise the idea 
but suggest a revision of the manu- 
script. 

The new version will be put on Sat- 
urday night. 



"Misleading Lady" Leaving. 

"The Misleading Lady" concludes its 
New York engagement at the Fulton 
May 2 and will move to the Colonial, 
Boston, where it will open an indefi- 
nite engagement May 4. 



Openings in Chicago. 

Chicago, April 15. 
John Drew opened at the Illinois 
Monday night in "The Tyranny of 
Tears" and "The Will," before a very 
large audience. "Madame Moselle" 
opened at the Garrick to big houses, 
and the Irish Pla> ts returned to the 
Fine Arts. 



MANY BENEFITS TODAY. 

The annual meeting for the transac- 
tion of business of the society and for 
the election of officers and trustees of 
the Actors' Fund of America, will be 
held at the Hudson theatre May 12 at 
2 p. m. 

A special meeting of the Fund will 

be held at the Hudson at 3 o'clock of 
the same day for the purpose of vot- 
ing on and adopting an amendment to 
the by-laws. 

A general matinee benefit at several 
of the New York playhouses will be 
given this afternoon for the Fund, in 
which none of the William A. Brady 
attractions will participate. It is being 
fathered to a considerable extent by A. 
L. Erlanger. There is not a iflaw & 
Erlanger attraction at the 19 New York 
houses giving these benefit perform- 
ances. 

Benefits are also being given 
throughout the country in legitimate 
houses where no Friday matinee is 
given, the services of everyone except- 
ing the musicians is donated. In the 
variety theatres' (daily matinee cus- 
tomary) the theatre is giving the en- 
tire matinee receipts, paying its house 
and show expenses. 

The Musicians' Union refused to al- 
low its men to play for the benefits 
without pay. It was called "putting 
one over on the managers." 



DRESSLER'S COUNTER-CLAIM 

San Francisco, April 15. 
Marie Dressier, in answering the suit 
for damages brought against her by 
the Gaiety theatre management for 
failure to appear in "The Merry Gam- 
bol," filed a counter suit in the United 
States district court. 

In her cross-complaint Miss Dressier 
alleges the failure of the management 
to meet salary due her, and notes at 
hand which she asserts she holds 
against G. M. Anderson amount to 
$60,330. As co-defendants in her cross- 
complaint Miss Dressier names every- 
body connected with the present man- 
agement of the Gaiety. Other former 
members of the "Gambol" company, 
including Charles Judels, have also 
brought suit against the Gaiety. It is 
understood that the Gaiety manage- 
ment has offered to settle with some. 

Los Angeles. April 15. 
Ferris Hartman, director of the 
Gaiety company, has resigned on ac- 
count of trouble with the management 
of "The Girl Behind the Counter" Co. 
Alf. Golding replaces him. 



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SAM RORK WON'T COME BACK. 

Los Angeles, April 15. 

Sam Rork, the New York manager 
who dropped his bankroll when 
"The Merry Countess," which he 
managed, went "broke" here a few 
months ago, is recuperating his losses 
in Southern California. He has just 
returned from San Diego and Coronado 
where he put on successful Palais de 
Danses for several weeks. 

Rork declares he never will po back 
into the show business again. "It's 
too easy to go broke over night," Sam 
says, and he ought to know. 



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11 



TWO OF FIVE NEW SHOWS 

IN NEW YO RK GET OVER 

"The Dummy" and "Raymond Hitchcock in "The Beauty 

Shop" Best Liked of This Week's Quintet. Willie 

Collier's New Piece, Produced Out of Town, Drags. 

Thrills in "The Thinking Machine." "Under 

Dog" Not Strong Drawn. 



Following closely upon the Lenten 
period the legitimate theatrical season 
took on its final spurt in New York 
coming along with five new shows. 

Of the five, the nearest aproach to 
a hit, according to the opinions ex- 
pressed by the daily newspaper re- 
viewers', would seem to be "The 
Truth," a revival of one of Clyde 
Fitch's failures, but which appears to 
have scored through the excellent cast 
selected for its interpretation at the 
Little theatre, and "The Beauty Shop" 
with Raymond Hitchcock at the Astor 
which Cohan & Harris did not want to 
bring into New York. 

Others were "The Dummy," by the 
authors of "The Argyle Case," an- 
other detective tale, but utilizing more 
comedy; "The Red Canary," a musical 
comedy whose only chance for life 
would 9eem to be in its leading come- 
dian, T. Roy Barnes, who seems to 
have knocked the New York public 
atwister with his personal success; 
"The Governor's Boss," another dra- 
matization of the Sulzer trial, which 
could only succeed in getting into 
New York through being financed by 
a friend of the author. 



"UNDER DOG" PRODUCED. 

Chicago, April 15. 

"The Under Dog," a play in four acts 
with a prolog and epilog written by 
Rachel Marshall and Oliver Bailey, 
was revealed for the first time on any 
stage at the Comedy, Saturday night, 
April 11. 

The premiere was attended by a gen- 
erous audience, and the, piece received 
considerable applause. The subject 
matter of the drama concerns the 
vicissitudes of an ex-convict. Among 
those who take part in the show are 
Olive Wyndham and William Conklin, 
more 'or less ably assisted by Karl 
Hewett and others. 

Miss Marshall, in writing the play 
is attempting to reform our modern 
prisons. She is the author of "The 
Traffic," which dealt with the white 
slave proposition, a play that had a 
prosperous run in the Comedy some 
time ago. 

The show opened to $500, got the 
same amount Sunday, but dropped to 
$100 Monday night, despite the favor- 
able notices. The show will be left 
here for two weeks anyway for a cer- 
tain line upon it, although it is said 
that if the piece had a better acting 
force it would stand more chance 



COLLIER'S NEW PLAY DRAGS. 

Atlantic City. April 15. 
The first act of Willie Collier's lat- 
est musical comedy, "Forward March." 
opened with a rush at the Apollo Mon- 
day night (for the week), but after 
about 30 minutes of Collier, the piece 



commenced to drag and at the end of 
the' second (and last) act there was 
little interest manifested. 

Frank Craven and John Golden 
wrote the piece, taken from F. Ansty"s 
"Love Among the Lions." It was 
staged by Julian Mitchell and Sam 
Forrest. There are five scenes, 12 
musical numbers and a chorus with 
rapid' dances. 

The song hits are "The Zoological 
Rag," danced by "animals," and "I 
Ain't to Blame," sung by Clara 
Palmer and John Hendricks. Mr. . 
Collier has one of the number hits in 
"You've Got to Pay for What You 
Get." 

The story is of Lionel March (Col- 
lier), who has fallen in love with a 
woman whom he does not know. He 
follows her to her home and worships 
her from the other side of the street, 
until scaring up enough nerve to find 
his way into the office of her father — 
a professor of dancing, oratory and 
other issues of the "muse" — and elects 
to undertake a course in oratory. 
There he meets the object of his af- 
fections and immediately proposes to 
her. The proposition, at first, is 
treated with absurdity by the girl, un- 
til the fiance of her sister, who hap- 
pens to be a reporter, suggests that 
if she desires to go on the stage, she * 
should be married in a cage with 
lions and gain the necessary publicity. 
This appeals strongly to her, and she 
decides to accept March, if he will 
agree. He agrees but with trepidation 
and his attempts to evade this lion cage 
marriage furnish the slight thread of 
the play. 

Other principals arc Charles Dow 
Clark, Leonara Navasio, Will Phillips, 
Reine Davis and William Kcogh. 

George M. Cohan is rewriting the 
>ook of the piece which is to be given 
a thorough overhauling before it> is 
shown in New York. 



"CORDELIA BLOSSOM" A HI I. 

Philadelphia. April 15* 

"Cordelia Blossom," a comedy in 
four acts based on the magazine 
stories by George Randolph Chester 
and dramatized by Mr. Chester and 
his wife, Mrs. Lillian Chester, had its 
premiere production Saturday night at 
the Broad Street theatre. It was pro- 
nounced an instant hit. A good audi- 
ence attended the opening and called 
for speeches from Burr Mcintosh, who 
has the leading role of Colonel Wat- 
terson Blossom. 

The play is built around the clever- 
ness of two women From one it 
takes its name and the other is the 
wife of Jim Fleecer, a political boss of 
a city on the Mason and Pixon line. 
Both women are eager to climb to the 
top of the social ladder through the 



medium of the Isis Club. Their suc- 
cess is brought about by playing on the 
weak spots in the nature of Colonel 
Blossom, a southern gentleman of the 
"old school." The action is swift and 
the dialogue is clever. 

Mr. Mcintosh was easily the indi- 
vidual hit. Harry C. Browne was sat- 
isfying, although he did not go so 
deeply into the flavor of his "fat" part 
as did Mcintosh. Grace Elliston was 
Cordelia Blossom and Jane Grey Mrs. 
Fleecer, both playing in highly satis 
factory manner. Others are James 
Seeley, Marion Kirby, Harry J. Lane, 
Ida Darling, Frank F. Elliott, Alice 
Haynes, Jay Wilson, Samuel J. Bur- 
ton, Howard Sloat, Dan Fitzgerald, 
Jean Temple and Martin J. Cody. 



THRILLS IN 'THINKING SHOW. 

Reading, Pa., April 15. 

"The Thinking Machine," a comedy- 
mystery play in a prolog of three 
parts and three acts, adapted from the 
novel "The Chase of the Golden Plate" 
(by the late Jacques Futrelle), was 
produced Monday night by the Or- 
pheum Players for the first time on 
any stage and was a decided success. 
The dramatic version is by George 
Brackett Seitz. This production also 
marked the closing week of the Or- 
pheum as a dramatic stock house. 

The piece is one of the best and most 
cleverly constructed of any seen in 
this city for some time. The play was 
an interesting one and the "first night- 
ers" were continuously thrilled. It is 
a question whether any changes will 
be required to place this show on 
Broadway. 

Philip Lord, as the thinking ma- 
chine was supremely good. Betty Far- 
rington arid Walter Richardson won 
immediate favor. 

In a box witnessing the first per- 
formance was Mrs. May Futrelle, the 
widow of the deceased writer; Mrs. H. 
C. DeMille, wife of the author of "The 
Charity Ball," and mother of William 
DeMille, who wrote "The Woman," 
and of Cecile DeMille. 



"OMAR" AT MANHATTAN. 

The Guy Bates show, "Omar, the 
Tentmaker," is not going directly to- 
ward the Pacific Coast, after a week's 
rest following the close of the run at 
the Lyric this Saturday, as reported. 
Instead the piece opens at the Man- 
hattan Opera House April 20, for from 
four to six weeks. Following that en- 
gagement the coast tour will be started. 

Last week and the week before at 
the Lyric "Omar" is said to have drawn 
in around $9,000 each of the weeks. 



"PRETTY MRS. SMITH" COMING. 

Boston. April 15. 

The "Pretty Mrs. Smith" piece, with 
Kitty Gordon, is due in New York early 
ii August, either at the Globe or the 
Shubert. Both managements are re- 
ported to have submitted offers for the 
Oliver Morosco hit at the Cort. which 
ran between $6,000 and $7,000 in the 
Lenten weeks 

The Globe is a Charles B. Dilling- 
ham theatre, and listed as a "K. fc F.. 
house." Heretofore Mr. Morosco has 
placed his attractions for New York 
in Shubert theatres. 



JIM THORNTON IMPROVING. 

James Thornton was injured by 
falling down the steps of a subway 
station last Sunday morning. He was 
about to visit his wife, Bonnie Thorn- 
ton, at St. Luke's Hospital, where she is 

recovering from an illness. Mr. Thorn- 
ton was removed to the Harlem Hos- 
pital. 

His condition Wednesday night was 
stated as much improved. He is ex- 
pected to recover. 



"THE TRAFFIC* IN BROOKLYN. 

Next week at the De Kalb, Brook- 
lyn, the east will see "The Traffic" for 
the first time. It is to be a metro- 
politan premiere. 

The piece is an underworld play 

that has appeared in San Francisco and 
Chicago. 

Next week at the Royal, Bronx, will 
by another local premiere when "Hagar 
Revelly" with Nance Gwyn, is first 
shown hereabouts. 



ZIEGFELD'S NEW COLLARS. 

The marriage of Flo Ziegfeld, Jr., 
to Billie Burke last Saturday at Ho- 
boken brought out the news Mr. Zieg- 
feld's affection for his wife had brought 
about a change in his collars — Zieg- 
feld now wearing a starched white 
collar instead of the soft ones he 
formerly affected. 

Mrs. Ziegfeld, while still Miss Burke, 
is said to have been responsible for 
the remarkable change in Ziggy's 
r.eckwear. 

Baltimore, April 15. 
"Remarriage is like eating some- 
thing that has been cooked before, 
something that if you wish to enjoy 
you must heat up. And even then it 
is not the same." 

That was Anna Held's reply to the 
question what she thought of the re- 
ported marriage of her former hus- 
band, F. Ziegfeld, Jr., to Billie Burke? 
She is playing an engagement here at 
the Maryland theatre and all her 
friends have been telegraphing her for 
the last two days giving her various 
sorts of messages. "I have not sent 
my congratulations to Mr. Ziegfeld," 
said she of the mischievous eyes; 
"but I wish them both much happiness. 
He may have learned by this time how 
to hold a woman. He may even have 
discovered that a man possesses a 
soul. But for me henceforth it is the 
single life." 



Framing Up "Million Dollar Doll." 

Chicago, April 15. 

"The Million Dollar Doll" is being 
lined up for next season as a road at- 
traction by Harvey D. Orr. It's a 
comedy with music and will carry 25 
people. 

Orr now has the Imperial Maie 
Quartet, a Grand Opera Sextet, and 
the Holdworths (of vaudeville) under 
contract. 

Bowers & Doyle are planning to put 
out "Ole Swanson. Just From Sweden" 
in August, over the one-nighters. 

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BILLS NEXT WEEK (April 20) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Lena Shows Dally 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 
Theatres Mated as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "S-C" following name (usually "Empress") are on the BulU- 
van-Consldlne Circuit. Proctor's Circuit houses, where not listed us "Proctor's," are Indicated 
by (pr) following ths nam*. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit— "U. B. O.." United Booking Offices- "W. V. A.." Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "8. 8.," Sullivan-Consldlne Circuit— "P." Pantagea Circuit— "Loew," Marcus 
Loew Circuit— "Inter." Interstats Circuit (booking through W. V. A.)— "M.." James C. Mat- 
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(Chicago) — "bl," Bert Levey (Ban Francisco)— "8 va," Wasters States Vaudeville Association 
(Ban Francisco) — "web," Webster Vaudeville Circuit (Chicago) — "cos." K. J. Cox (Chicago)— 
"the," Theatre Booking Corporation (Walter F. Keefe) (Chicago)— "a," J. H. Alos (Montreal) 
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New York 

UAMMBRSTBIN'8 
lubo) 
Clara Morton 
Fox A Dolly 
Minnie Dupree Co 
Sloane 4 Field 
"Water Cure" 
Hayes 4 Johnson 
Ada V Sullivan 
Fall ma 

Amoros Troupe 
Sam Curtis Co 
Cbas F Semon 
Fred Duprss 
4 Borrus Bisters 
Ulack A WblU 
Frank Coombs 
Brooks 4 Bowsn 
McNamee 
Kelly 4 Root 

PALACE (ubo) 
.lose Collins 
Frank Keenan Co 
"Cavallerls Rustl- 

cana" 
Frank Fogarty 
Prince Floro 
Kenney No 4 Plstt 
Natalie a Ferrnri 
LelUel a Jesnnette 
(Others to fill) 

COLONIAL( Ubo) 
Alice Lloyd 
Mary Nssb Co 
Mack a Walker 
Avon Comedy 4 
"Matinee Olrls" 
Morris a Allen 
Klutlng's Animals 
Besux Arts 
(Others to fill) 

A LH AM BRA (ubo) 
Dazle 

Bernard Reinold Co 
Juliette Dlka 
Lambert a Ball 
Lamont's Minstrels 
(Others to fill) 

BRONX (ubo) 
Mr a Mrs De Haven 
Orford's Elephants 
Hlnes a Fox 
Doc O'Neill 
Bankoff a Girlie 
(Others to fill) 

GRAND (loew) 
Fiddler a Bhelton 
Holmes A Holllston 
The Valdos 
Jack Strauss 
Oaacb Sisters 
(Two to fill 

2d bait 
Hilda Hawthorns 
Kelt a DeMont 
Downing a Small 
(Four to fill) 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Bush A Engel 
Capitols 
Haley a Noble 
Jackson Family 
Hoyt a Wsrdell 
Mlddleton-Bpellmeyer 
Oscar Loralne 
3 Yoscarrys 
(One to fill) 

2d bslf 
3 Martins 
Antbony a Ross 
Win Lamps Co 
Tom Brown 8 
Fagan a Byron 
Bessie LeCount 
Lew Fltiglbbon 
(Two to fill) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Genlson a Nelson 
Welch, Mealy a Mont 
Marie LaVarr 
Searl Allen Co 
Brady a Mamoney 
Chas Ledsgar 

2d half 
Brown a Newman 
Frevoll 

Dorothy Rogers Co 
Bell Boy 3 
Wills a Hassan 
(One to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
rrrlerre a King 
Clayton-Drew Oo 
Xclt A DeMont 

Night In Park" 
Al K Hall 



(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Hoyt a Wardell 
Oscar Loralne 
Fla Oporeatlc :< 
Book Agent 
Neuss a Eldrld 
(Two to fill) 

SEVENTH (loew) 
Earl a Curtis 
Rockwell a Wood 
"Winning Widows" 
Cliff Bailey 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Ruth Powell 
Henry B Toomer Co 
Nell McKlnley 
Orey a Peters 
(Two to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Ruth Budd 

McDermott a Wallace 
"Love In Holland' 
Anthony a Ross 
Wm Lamps Co 
Al a Fan Steadman 
Ward. Bell a Ward 

2d half 
Amoros a Mulvey 
Capitols 

Holmes 4 Holllston 
Haley a Noble 
"Villain Pursued Her" 
Clark 4 Thorns 
Hsnlon a Hanlon 

NATIONAL (loew 

"Between Trains" 
Ruth Powell 
Morton a Austin 
Lew Wells 
Neus a Eld red 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Brlerre a King 
Zelaya 

M Idol eton - S pel lmeyer 
Freeman a Dunham 
3 Bhelvey Boys 
(Two to fill) 

GREELEY (loew) 
Lew Fltsglbbon 
Krazy Kids 
McMahon a Msyne 
Mabel Fenyear Co 
Freeman 4 Dunham 
3 Martins 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Genlsou 4 Nelson 
3 Yoscarrys 
"Winning Widows" 
Rockjrell a Wood 
Clayton -Drew Co 
Lew Wells 
Ruth Budd 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Amoros a Mulvsy 
Nell McKlnley 
Henry B. Toomer Co 
Fla Operatic 3 
Grey a Peters 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Marie LeVarr 
McMahon A Mayne 
Herman Lieb Co 
Brady a Mahoney 
Cbaa Ledegar 
(One to fill) 

Brooklyn 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
Claude Ollllngwater 
Elinors a Williams 
Milton a DeLong SIh 
Nellie Nichols 
Morris Cronln Co 
El Rey Sisters 
Little Billy 
Stepp Goodrich A K 
Seldom's Venus 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Sawyer a Jarrott 
Joe Welch 
McKay A Ardlne 
Hubert Dyer Co 
(Others to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Bogart a Nelson 
Fagan A Byron 
Dorothy Rogers Co 
Delmore A Light 
Hanlon A Hanlon 
(1 to fill) 



2d half 
McDermott 4 Wallace 
Behind Footlights 
Al K Hall 
Ollver-Arnsndo Tr. 
(2 to fill) 

SHUBERT (loew) 
.'{ Keltons 
Book Agent 
Bell Boy 3 
Ollver-Arnsndo Tr. 
(3 to fill) 

2d half 
Wood A Doralne Sis. 
"Mel How Could You" 
Welch A Mealy A Mon 
Earl A Curtis 
Delmore a Light 
Jackson Family 
(1 to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Grace Benedict 
J C Lewis Jr Co 
Helen Pingree Co. 
Torleys 
(1 to fill) 

2d >alf 
Taylor A Brown 
4 Musical Misses 
(3 to fill) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
Franks a Addlngton 
Jack Boycs 
McGarvey 
"The Law" 
Wilson a Jennings 
4 Cromwells 

2d half 
Jarvls a Harrison 
"Line No Resistance" 
Wm Cahlll 
The Valdos 
(2 to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Frevoll 

Wood 4 Doralne Sis 
Bessie Le Count 
"Villain Pursued Her" 
Clark 4 Thorns 
3 8helvey Boys 
(1 to fill) 

2d hair 
Jim Reynold 
Morton 4 Austin 
Krssy Kids 
Mabel Fenyear Co. 
Bogart 4 Nelson 
The Torleys 
(1 to fill) 



r.MleJa. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Ryan 4 Mabelle 
Metropole 4 
Archer A Bel ford 
Kelly 4 Galvln 
2d half 
Tlllle Abbott Co 
Jack Russell 
Laura Doone Co 
Sllber A North 
"Bower of Melody" 

Atlanta 

FORSYTH (ubo) 
Frank Keenan Co 
Red ford A Winchester 
Hopkins Sisters 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
(Others to fill) 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Brown 4 Jackson 
Venlta Gould 
"When Woman Rule" 
Adams A Guhl 
The Dorians 

2d half 
"Suns Cabaret" 
Baltimore 
MARYLAND (ubo) 
Trixle Frlganza 
Gould A Asblyn 
Raymond A Caverly 
Sbarp A Turek 
Holmes A Buchanan 
Claude Golden 
2 Jonleys 
(Others to fill) 
Bay City, Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Southwlck * Darr 
Calloway & Roberts 
Whipple Houston Co 
Holm Children 
Alice Teddv 

2d half 
"Lovers A Lunatic*' 



Bllllags, Moat. 

BABCOCK (8C) 
3 Newmans 
Kammeser A Howland 
Clem Bevlna Co 
Coakland McBrlde A M 
Robinson's Elephants 

Boatoa 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Gertrude Hoffman Co 
Jack Kennedy 
Burley 4 Burley 
Walter Van Brunt 
3 Collegians 
Tom Klrby 
Lawrence 81s 
ST. JAMES (loew) 
Jim 4 Bstty Morgan 
"Son of Solomon" 
Ralph Edwards 
Jungmsn Family 
(Two to fill) 

2d bslf 
LsVler 
Grace Doyle 
Haydn, Bert 4 Haydn 
Walter Law Co 
Sen Francis Murphy 
Cycling McN tftts 

ORPHETT1T (loew) 
Grace Doyle 
Cycling McNutts 
Sen Francis Murphy 
Walter Law Co 
Haydn, Bert 4 Haydn 
La Vler 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Jim 4 Bstty Morgan 
Juogman Family 
"Son of Solomon" 
Ralph Edwards 
(Four to fill) 
Baffalo 

8HEA'8 (ubo) 
Mason Keeler Co 
Claudius 4 8carlet 
Josephine Dun fee 
Samaroff 4 Bonis 
(Others to fill) 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Bert Beyerstsdt 
Rose 4 Moon 
Bernsrd 4 Lloyd 
VonCello 
Josephine Carr 
Hoyt Leasts Co 
Joe Fondefler 
Montrose 4 Pardell 

LYRIC (loew) 
Arthur Moris 
"Ward 22* 
Three Brownies 
Al Espey 4 Paul 
(One to fill) 
Botte 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Great Johnstone 
Bijou Russell 
Porter J White Co 
Demarest A Doll 
"Circus Days" 

Calgary, Caa. 
LYRIC (m) 
"Vice" 
5 Oargonls 
Clayton A Lennle 
Bob Flnley A Girls 
Cycling Brunnettes 

Chicago 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Halsted St 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Todd Nsrds 
Ronalr 4 Ward 
Klnkald Players 
Savoy 4 Brennan 
3 Harveys 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Wm Faversham Co 
Claire Rochester 
Srhenck Bro 
Bertha Crelgbton Co 
Vinton 4 Buster 
Chas A Fannie Van 
(I Samarlns 
Johnny Johnson 
Mario A Duffy 

PALACE (orph) 
Virginia Harned 
Cross A Josephine 
Al Von Tllzer 
Kramer A Morton 
Imhoff Conn A Cor 
nelle Blanche 



Libonlta 
Ioleen Blsterk 
Rex Circus 

WILSON (wva) 
Henshaw 4 Avery 
Franklin Bstle 
E Francis 4 Arabs 
Blssett 4 Scott 
Low Hoffman 

2d bslf 
Frank Mayns Co 
Baron Lichter 
Lillian Wilson 
3 Blondys 
Mayko Twin 

COLONIAL (J Is) 
Barton. WI1 4 Martin 
Vine 4 Temple 
Hawley Walters Co 
The DtrBars 

7 Colonials 
Trevette Dogs 
Howard 4 Sadler 
(One to fill) 

2d bslf 
Iza Hampton Co 
Millard Bros 
"30 Mln from Bway" 
Salambas 
Magee 4 Kerry 
Nat Wharton 
Lloyd Snencer 
Rodway 4 Kelly 

CROWN (Jls) 
Troy Comedy 4 
Bestrlce Sweeney 
Lillian Watson 
"30 Mln from Bway" 
Wilbur 
Nat Wharton 

2d bait 
Ruth Roden 
LaVerne Barber Co. 
The Blucbes 
Trevette Dogs 
Empire State 3 
Roberts 4 Lester 

McVICKERB (jls) 
6 Cecillan Maids 
The Aldlans 
Scott 4 Wilson 
-» Billy K. Wells 
"Day At Circus" 
Logan 4 Ferris 
"State Fair Girls" 
Ann Walters Co. 

Claclaaatl 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Adelaide 4 Hughes 
"Porch Party" 
Marie 4 Billy Hart 
Burkbardt 4 White 
Swor 4 Mack 
Lee 4 Cranston 
Rolando Bros 
Nick's Girls 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Rosaire 4 Prevoat 
Armstrong 4 Manley 
Majestic 4 
Kitty Flynn 

CleTclaad 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Anns Held's Daughter 
Frank Sheridan Co 
Stuart Barnes 
5 Idanlas 
(Others to fill) 

MILES (tbc) 
Leslie Thurston 
John Neff 
Curtis 4 Hebard 
Walsh Lynche Co 
Hagar 4 Goodwin 
Pauline 

Colunsbua 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Travllla Bro 4 Seal 
Duffy 4 Lorenz 
Leona Stephens 
Miller & Vincent 
(Others to fill) 

Dallas 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Edgar Berger 
The Sbsrrocks 
The Mozarts 
Sherman Van A Ily 
Una Clayton Co 
Cams 4 Randall 

8 Society Dancers 

Dearer 

ORPHEUM 
Bessie Clayton Co 
Madge Maltland 
Armstrong A Ford 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Bounding Gordons 
Brown A Rlyler 
Rose Tiffany Co 
Jennings A Dorm an 
Sebastian Merrill Co 
Alfred La Tell Co 

Dea Molnea 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Julius Tannen 
Dr Herman 
Wllla Holt Wakefield 
Kelly 4 Pollock 
Holman Bros 
(Others to fill) 



Detroit 

TEMPLE (Ubo) 
Howard 4 McCane 
Csrtmell 4 Harris 
Mack 4 Ortb 
Roach 4 McCurdy 
4 Athletes 
(Others to fill) 

MILES (tbc) 
Piccolo Midgets 
Murray K Hill 
'Bachelor's Dream" 
Eckert 4 Berg 
Gallerlnl 4 
Lewis Troupe 

Edsaoatoa* Caa. 

PANTAGUS (tu) 
"(Slums of Paris" 
Kumry Bush A Robin 
Geo Wilson 
Romano 4 Carat 
DeVItt 4 DeVltt 

Erie* Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Paul Conchas Co 
Bsby Helen 
Tom Kyle Co 
William 81s 
(Two to fill) 
Pall River, Maaa. 
ACADEMY (loew) 
Bush 4 Shapiro 
Moors 4 Elliott 
Woods Animals 
(One to fill) 

2d bslf 
The Stantons 
Muslcsl Nosses 
(Two to fill) 

Fllat, Mich. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
Ramsey Sisters 
Billy Sheer 
Fair Co-eda" 
Clark A McCullough 
Visions La Flame" 
2d half 
Blklns Fay 4 Elklns 
Cooper 4 Rlcardo 
•The Tamer" 
Wilson 4 Wilson 
Standard Bros 

Ft. Worth 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Seymour 4 Robinson 
Cummlngs 4 Glsdylngs 
Lester 3 

McCormack 4 Irving 
Rosalind Cogblan Co 

3 Du For Boys 
Merlan's Dogs 

Hasalltoa* Caa. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Mary Elizabeth 
Wilson Bros 
Chief Caupollcan 
Juggling Mowatts 
(Others to fill) 

Hoboken, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Taylor 4 Brown 
Chas Glbbs Co 
"Line No Resistance" 

4 Muslcsl Misses 
Richard 4 Orant 

2d half 
Grace Benedict 
J C Lewis Jr Co 
Wall, Bell 4 Ward 
(Two to fill) 

Hot Sprlasjs, Ark. 

PRINCESS (Inter) 
Carl Rosine Co 
Lyda McMillan Co 
Trovato 
6 Abdallahs 

(One to fill) 
2d half 
"Petticoat Minstrels" 

Hoaatoa 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Gordon Highlanders 
Norton 4 Earle 
Wilfred Clarke Co 
Mayo 4 Allman 
Cathrlne Countiss Co 
Harry Breen 
Hanlon 4 Clifton 
Iadlaoapolla 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Purpla Lady" 
Empire Comedy 4 
Csbsret 8 
4 Kasrsos 
(Others to fill) 

LYRIC (sc) 
Malvern Comlque? 
Sans 4 Sans 
Tom Waters 
La Deodlma 

Jacksea, Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Tlllle Abbott Co 
Jack Russell 
Laura Doone Co 
Sllber 4 North 
"Bower of Melody" 

2d half 
Ryan 4 Mabelle 
Metropole 4 
Archer A Bel ford 
Kelly A Galvln 
(One to All) 



iville 

ORPHEUM (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Mabel FlUgsrsld 
Golden 4 Hughes 
Hsrry Ds Cos 
(One to fill) 

Kalaaaaaoo, Mich. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 

"Suns Cabaret Revue" 

2d half 
Brown 4 Jackson 
Venlts Gould 

When Women Rule" 
Adams 4 Guhl 
The Dorians 

Kaaaaa City, Mo. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Laddie Cliff 
Yvetts 
Leo Csrlllo 
"Double Cross" 
Msxlns 4 Bobby 
(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mst) 
Earl Glrdeller 
Jesslka Troupe 
Rich 4 Lenore 
C Lawlor 4 Daughters 
Burke 4 McDonald 
Bert Leslie Co 
Kaoxvllle, Team. 
KEITHS ubo) 
"Fixing Furnace" 
Jimmy Lucas 
Bsll 4 West 
Black 4 White 
(Others to fill) 
Laaalaa;, Mich. 
BIJOU (ubo) 
Elklns Fay 4 Elkins 
Cooper 4 Rlcardo 
"The Tamer" 
Wilson 4 Wilson 
Standard Bros 
2d half 
Ramsey Sisters 
Billy Sheer 
"Fair Coe-eds" 
Clark 4 McCullough 
"Visions La Flame" 
Llacola 
ORPHEUM 
Gertrude Barnes 
Blnns 4 Blnns 
Foster 4 Lovett 
Billy Rogers 
El Cspltalne 
(Others to fill) 

Little Rock, Ark. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Petticoat Minstrels" 
2d bslf 
Carl Rosine Co 
Lyda McMillan Co 
Trovato 
6 Abdallahs 
(One to fill) 

Los Angela* 
ORPHEUM 
Frltzi 8cbeff 
"To 8ave Girl" 
Shirley Rives Co 
The Stanleys 
Gillette's Animals 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Fred St Onge Tr 
Ed 4 Jack Smith 
Gwynn 4 Goesett 
Bessie Browning 
"I've Oot It" 

PANTAOES (m) 
Gunboat Smith 
Walker's Girls 
Granville A Mack 
Magnanl Family 
Clinton 4 Rogers 
Louisville 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Motoring" 
"Three Types" 
Schooler 4 Dickinson 
Daisy Leon 
Will Rogers 
(Others to fill) 
Memphis 
ORPHEUM 
Horace Goldln 
Bert Levy 

Hayward Stafford Co 
Nonette 

Knapp 4 Cornalla 
(Others to fill) 
Mllwaakee 
MAJESTIC (orph) 
Alexander 4 Logan 
Henry E Dlxey 
Bert Errol 

McConnell A Simpson 
Ooleman's Animals 
Rawls 4 Von Kaufman 
Dagwell Sisters 
Nelson 4 Nelson 

EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Newport 4 Stlrk 
Violin Beauties* 
"Their Get Away" 
Grant Gardner 
Oxford 3 

CRYSTAL (tbc) 
Webber Family 
The Marshes 



Sal Stembler 4 Bro 
Kstherlns Fergus 
The Nosses 

ORPHEUM (tbe) 
Parisian Revue" 

Mlaaeaaolla 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Bun Mst) 

Eddie Leonard 

Nance O'Nell Co 

Bert Fltsglbbons 

McMsbon Diamond A » 

Martlnetti A Sylvester 

(Others to fill) 
UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Shock D'Arvllle A D 

Marie Stoddard 

John T. Doyle Co 

Frank Morrell 

Torrclll's Circus 
MILES (tbet 

"The Runaways" 

Ed Howard 4 Co 
Moatreal* Caa. 
ORPHEUM 

"Celluloid Sara" 

Ethel Oreen 

Rube Dickinson 

Wlllard 4 Bond 

f'he Hassmans 
Others to fill) 
FRANCOIS (loew) 
Grundy 4 Lasso 
Carrie Lille 
Nllly Barlow 
Gertie VanDyck Co 
Willie Hale A Bro 
Salla Bros 

Nenbsrgh, N. Y. 
COHEN O H (loew) 
Wills 4 Hassan 
Brown 4 Newman 
Herman Lleb Co 
Wm Cahlll 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Bush 4 Engel 
Jack Strauss 
3 Keltons 
Nichols Sisters 
"Night in Psrk" 
New Orleaas 
ORPHEUM 
Lean 4 Mayfleld 
Elphye .8nowden 
Muller 4 Stanley 
Brltt Wood 
Corel II 4 Gillette 
Anna Lebr Co 
The Glockers 
New Rochelle, N. Y. 

LOEW (loew) 
Zelaya 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Kenny 4 Hollls 
Cliff Bailey 
(One to fill) 

Norfolk, Va. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
"Trained Nurses" 
Keno 4 Green 
Alf Holt 
Aerial Sbaws 
(Others to fill) 
Oakland, Cal. 
ORPHEUM 

(Open Sun Mat) 
John 4 Emma Ray 
Clara Inge 
Zazelle Co 
The Randalls 
(Others to fill) 

PANTAGES (m) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Capt Jack's Bears 
Davett A Duvall 
Lawrence Johnston 
Bernard Flnnerty A M 
Morrett Sin 
Gregolre 4 Elmlna 
<»****. Utah 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Thurs Mat) 
Joe Fenton Co 
Stalne's Circus 
Mack 4 Atkinson 
Edith Clifford 
Kara 
Kiernan Walters A K 

Oasaha 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Bun Mat) 
Blanche Bates Co 
Collins 4 Hart 
Demarest 4 Cbsbot 
Ray Cool In 
Paul Oordon 
(Others to fill) 

Ottawa 

DOMINION (ubo) 
"School Playground" 
Ward 4 Curren 
Glrard 4 West 
3 Alex 

(Others to fill) 
Philadelphia 
KEITHS (ubo) 
MoFarland 4 Mine— ? 
"Red Heads" 
Robt L Daley Co 
Thos P Jackson Co 
Ryan 4 Lee 
Clark 4 Verdi 

(Others to fill) 



VARIETY 



14 



Ptttatara* 

GRAND (ubo) 
"Green Beetle 
Raymond A Bain 
Meredith 6 Snooier 
De Vol 3 
7 Bracks 
(Others to All) 

Port Jervla, N. Y. 

NEW (shea) 
The Llpplncota 
Ollmore A Ozuma 
Calen ft Davla 
2d halt 
Devala & Zelda 
Evelyn Ware 
Howard * Mason 

Portland, Ore. 
ORPHEUM 
Roshanara 
Theo Roberta Co 
McDevltt Kelly * L 
Hufford 4 Chain 
Jarvls ft Dare 
(Others to All) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Dor sen ft RuBsell 
Harry Rose 
"In Old New York" 
Usher 3 
Cectle Eldrld ft C 

PANTAOE8 (m) 
Allsky's Hawallans 
Creo 

Comer & Sloane 
Toagn A Oeneva 
Danny Simmons 
De Alberts 

Richmond 
LYRIC (ubo) 
"The System" 
Grace Wilson 
Stan Stanley 3 
Joe ft Lew Cooper 
Hueman 3 
(Others to fill) 
Roc neater, N. Y'. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Blckel A Watson 
Fannie Brtce 
Sully Family 
Will Oakland Co 
Gordon A Rica 
(Otlu-rs to till) 

FAMILY (loew) 
Ruth Curtis 
LaBelle Clark A Horse 
Mark List 
Nan Hewlns Co 
Golden A West 
Tallman 

Sacramento 

EMPRESS (bc) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Moffat Clare 3 
Hong Fong 
.las F. Sullivan Co 
Olivetti Troupe 
"Top World Dancera" 

Saginaw, MJch. 

JEFFERS (ubo) 
"Lovers A Lunatics" 

2d half 
Southwlck A Darr 
Calloway A Roberts 
Whipple Houston Co 
Helm Children 
Alice Teddy 

Salt Lake 
ORPHEUM 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Marie Lloyd 
Cameron A O'Connor 
Carlisle A Romer 
Bam Barton 
(Others to nil) 

EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Wed Mat) 
Dennis Bros 
Berke A Korae 
Rossow Midgets 
R E O'Connor Co 
Murray Bennett 
McMahon A Chapelle 
San Antonio 
MAJESTIC (inter) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
La Toy Bros 
3 Crelghton Sis 
Wiley A Ten Eyck 
Capitol City 4 
"Lawn Party" 
Marshall Montgomery 
Chnlahoo Guatemalans 
San Dleso 
SAVOY (m) 
Riding Duttons 
Rhoda A Crampton 
Patsy Doyle 
Duncan & Holt 
Clara Stevens Co 

San Franclaco 

ORPHEUM 

David Blspham 

Harry Gllfoll 

Ruth Rye 

Keno Walsh A Mel 

Ward A Weber 

Woodman A Livingston 

Ben Deely Co 

Kartelll 

EMPRESS (sc) 

Eddie Marshall 

Maye A Addis 

Canfleld A Carlton 

Frank Mullane 

Pekinese Troupe 
PANTAOES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ad*le's Lions 

Milt A Dolly Nobles 

Phil La Toska 

RIohardR A Montrone 

Howard 3 

Arthur Rlghy 

St. Lonla 

COLUMBIA (ubo) 
Elizabeth Murray 
Van A Beaumont 81s 



Creasy ft Dayne 
Nina Barbour 
Merrill ft Otto 
Ernie ft Ernie 
(Others to fill) 

St. Panl 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Claude ft Pan Usher 

Dainty Marie 

Doris Wilson 3 

Edna Sbowalter 

Reed Bros 

(Others to fill) 
EMPRESS (ao) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

3 Falcons 

Moscrop Sisters 

Dick Lynch 

Hallen ft Fuller 

"More Sin Again" 

Scranton, Pa. 

POLI'8 (ubo) 
Milt Collins 
Julia Curtis 
Claude Ranf 
Derkln's Animals 
(Others to till) 

Seattle 

ORPHEUM 
Odlva 

Master Gabriel Co 
Mabel Adams Co 
Klmberly ft Mohr 
Violet McMillan 
Moralls Bros 
(Others to All) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Berry A Berry 
"Barefoot Boy" 
"Salvation Sue" 
Morrissey A Hackett 
Picchianl Troupe 
PA NT AGES (m) 

?ields A Lewis 
orcat's Roosters 
American Whirlwinds 
Tracey Goets A Tracey 
The Halklnga 

Sioux City 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

George Dameral Co 

Kajlyama 

Dooley A Sales 

Marie Bishop 

Ambler Bros 

Pantzer Duo 

Spokane 
ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

The Skatellea 

Green Mcllenry A D 

"Four of a Kind" 

Julian Rose 

Paul Azard 3 

PANTACTES (m) 
(Open 8un Mat) 

"Soul Kiss" 

Jos Remington Co 

Skipper Kennedy A R 

Scott A Wallace 

Wartenberg Bros 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

GRAND (ubo) 
Jos Jefferson Co 
Ed Morton 
Kathleen Clifford 
Chung Hwa 4 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Howard's Ponies 
(Others to nil) 

Sprlnnileld, Maaa. 

POLI'8 (ubo) 
Edward Abeles Co 
O'Brien Havel Co 
Webb A Burns 
Lorraine A Burkes 
Ray A HIIHard 
Dandry Bros 
Alexander Bros 
Marjory Atwood 

Tacoaaa 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Zeraldas 
Louis Granat 
"The Punch" 
Bob Hall 

"Mermaid A Man" 
PANTAOES (m) 
Barnold's Dogs 
narrows Lancaster Co 
Tom Kelly 
Wood ft Lawfton 
Jerome A Carson 

TVrre Hante, lad. 

VARIETIES (wva) 
Elliot Bros 
Pearl Bros A Burns 
Charlotte Parry Co 
2 Kerns 
Adelalne Lowe Co 

2d half 
Robt Hodge 
Earl A Neal 
Clara Ballerlnl 
Hip A Napoleon 
(One to flu) 

Toledo 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Woman Proposes" 
Jack Gardner 
Martin A Fabrlnl 
Burns A Klssen 
Querro ft Carmen 
(Others to nil) 

Toronto 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
"Kid Kabaret" 
Charles Ahearn Tr 
Melville A Hlgglns 
Lyons A Yosco 
Mary Dorr 
Albert Perry Co 
Miller A Lyle 
Rayno'a Dogs 



TOUNGB IT. (loew) 
Paul Stephens 
Laurie ft Aleen 
Kelso A Lelghton 
Tlerney ft Sabboth 
Elliaeth Cutty 
Lottie Williams Co 
Klein Bros 
6 Diving Nymphs 
Purcella Bros 
Vancouver, B. C. 
ORPHEUM 
"Sergeant Bagby" 
Lillian Shaw 
Wright ft Deltrlch 
Weston ft Claire 
The Berrens 
Powers Bros 
(Others to All) 

IMPERIAL (sc) 
Ryan Bros 
Williams ft Segal 
"Spiegel's Daughter" 
Al Herman 
"Harmony Girls" 

PANTAOES (m) 
Lottie Mayer Girls 
Lasky's "Hoboes" 
Muzette 

Rackett Hoover ft M 
Cornelia ft Wilbur 
Wuanlusrton 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Anna Held 

Flanagan ft Edwards 
Gliding O'Mearas 
Asakl 

Buckley's Animals 
(Others to fill) 

Winnipeg, Cnn. 

ORPHEUM 
Valeska Suratt Co 



Irene Timmons Go 
DeLeon ft Davis 
Jamea Cullen 
James Cullen 
Stalling A Revoll 
Alleen 8tanley 
(Others to nil) 

EMPRESS (sc) 

2 Georges 
Rathskeller 3 
Tom Nawm Co 
Mary Gray 
Onalp 

PANTAOES (m) 

"Masqueraders" 
Daisy Harcourt 
Dr Will Davis 
Mae Erwood Co 
Salt Bush BUI Co 
Paris 

OLYMPIA 
Plchel ft Scale 
Dorvllle 
Bourrlllon 
Footlt ft Sons 
Alice O'Brien 
Y Pr In temps 
Mary Thery 
Chariot Martens 
Jackson's Girls 

EMPIRE 
Thalee ft Mile Massllln 
Nine Plnson 
Apollo Trio 
Gaby Daphy 
Corn A Hart 
fl Merry Macs 
Heroa 

MacRockan & Partner 
Malbert 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 

"A PAIR OF SIXES"— Longacre (Oth week). 

"GRUMPY" (Cyril Maude)— Wallacks (19th 

week). 
"HELP WANTED"— Elliott (11th week). 
"HIGH JINKS'— Casino. (18th week). 
"JERRY" (Blllle Burke)— Lyceum (3d week). 
' KITTY MacKAY'— Comedy (14th week). 
"LEGEND OF LENORA" (Maude Adams)— 
Empire (10th week). 

•MARRYING MONEY"— Princess (6th week). 
101 RANCH— Madison Sq. Garden (April 21). 
"PANTHEA"— Booth (3d week). 

PINAFORE"— Hippodrome (3d week). 

"PEG O' MY HEART"— Cort (70th week). 

"POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Cohan (36th 
wcolt ) 

"SARI"— New Amsterdam (13th week). 

"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE"— Gaiety 
(30th week). 

"THE BELLE OF BOND STREET" (8am 
Bernard and Gaby Deslys) — Shubert (4th 
week ) . 

"THE BEAUTY SHOP" (Raymond Hitchcock) 
— Astor (2d week). 

"THE CRINOLINE GIRL" (Eltlnge)— Knick- 
erbocker (Oth week). 

"THE MIDNIGHT OIRL"— 44th Street 
week ) . 

"THE DUMMY"— Hudson (2d week). 
THE GOVERNOR'S BOBS"— Garrlck 

'TH RED CANARY"— Lyric (2d week). 
"THE TRUTH" (Grace George)— Little 

week). 
"THE MISLEADING LADY"— Pulton 

week). 
"THE RULE OP THREE"— Harris (10th 

week). 
"THE SECRET"— Belasco (16th week). 
"THE WHIRL OP THE WORLD"— Winter 

Garden (15th week). 
"THE YELLOW TICKET"— Eltlnge 

week). 
"THINGS THAT COUNT"— Playhouse. 
"TO-DAY"— 48th Street (28th week). 
"TOO MANY COOKS"— 30th Street 

week). 



(Oth 



(2d 



(2d 
(21st 



(14th 



(Oth 



PHILADELPHIA. 

"THE MADCAP DUCHESS"— Garrlck (2d 

week). 
"CORDELIA BLOSSOM"— Broad (2d wook). 
"FORWARD MARCH"— Forrest. 
"WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE"— Lyric (2d 

week). 
"THE LURE"— Adelphia (3d week). 
"THE LADY IN THE CASE"— Little (opens 

April 21). 
"THE WHIP"— Metropolitan (7th week). 
"MAGGIE PEPPER"— Walnut (2d week). 

CHICAGO. 

"PECK O* PICKLES"— American (7th week). 
"HELP WANTED"— Cort (18th week). 
'MADAME MOSELLE"— Garrlck (2d week). 
PRINCESS PLAYER8— Princess (5th week). 
JOHN DREW— Illinois (1st week). 
"SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE"— Cohan's 

(10th week). 
"THE DRUG TERROR"— La Balle (3d week). 
"THE UNDER DOG"— Comedy (2d week). 
"DADDY LONG-LEGS"— Powers (8th week). 



NEW BUILDINGS. 



Herman Welngarten haa accepted plans for 
a new movie at 1001-1003 Broadway, costing 
about $15,000. 



A limestone neighborhood theatre la to be 
built at 466-470 Grand street by the Terrapin 
Realty Co. (O S Nelson, president) which 
will coat about $60,000. It will be a three- 
story brick affair. 



A $10,000 open-air theatre la to be built by 
the Economy Real Property Co. at Seneea 
avenue, Hunt* Point and Irvine street. In the 
Bronx. 



cupancy by June. A $15,000 playhouse Is to 
be erected at Federalsburg, Md., with a seat- 
ing capacity of from 800 to 1,000. J. A. Bader 
A Co., or Wilmington, through Philadelphia 
attorneys, have purchased, under a foreclosure 
lien, the plot of ground located at German- 
town and Tulpehocken street, that city. They 
have arranged to complete the picture house 
for which they contracted. 



Jacob Somera has accepted plans for a new 
$10,000 movie at High and Washington streets, 
Brooklyn. » 



Gustav Konlgswald is building a new movie 
bouse, costing $10,000 at Fifth avenue and 47th 
street, Brooklyn. 



Herman Welngarten has accepted plans for 
a new open-air theatre at Nassau avenue and 
Hausman street, Brooklyn. 



Hamilton. Ont., April 15. 
If rumors count for anything, this city of 
100,000 souls jvlll soon have more theatres 
than there are people to All them. Every real 
estate deal of any note which takes place In 
the central part of the city has coupled with 
it the name of some new company which In- 
tends to build a "show shop," but when it all 
simmers down it is doubtful If there will be 
more than one new one built. That the Mar- 
cus Loew Interests Intend to Invade Hamilton 
Is a certainty and work on the new house will 
start shortly. Since the Lyric was purchased 
by the Canadian Theatres Co., U. B. O. vaude- 
ville has had a monopoly here. There aro al- 
ready three large houses playing pictures ex- 
clusively besides a large number of small ones. 

Terre Haute, April 15. 
Plans and specifications have been accepted 
for the erection of a theatre at the southwest 
corner of Eighth and Ohio streets by T. W. 
Carhydt, Jr., owner or a half-Interest In the 
Varieties theatre. Associated with him in the 
enterprise are Joseph M. Finn and Marcus 
Helman of Chicago. 

A new pop vaudeville theatre Is being erect- 
ed In White Plains, N. Y.. financed by a local 
butcher, which is to be booked through the 
Loew offices. 



„, Lynn, Mass., April 13. 

West Lynn's new vaudeville house, which 
Manager Charles A. Dooley expects to have 
completed by Sept. 1, wljl be called the 
Federal. 



St. Louis, April 13. 
The annual spring crop of theatre projects 
was augmented this week by announcement 
that a new theatre Is projected for Seventh 
and Franklin avenues. This word was given 
out at a meeting of the Franklin Avenue Mer- 
chants' Association, and details were with- 
held. The corner Is considerably north of any 
present downtown theatre or lnmportant 
amusement district. 



Toledo, April 15. 
Two attempts to provide Toledo with a 
larger and exclusive picture theatre are be- 
ing made by local and New York promoters. 
A movement to remodel the old First Con- 
gregational church property, now the Plaza 
dance hall, Into a modern film theatre Is be- 
ing promoted by local Investors. Representing 
Leevy Amusement Co., of New York. P. Kll- 
nhlemer Is endeavoring to Interest local capi- 
tal in a proposed $130,000 theatre, also to be 
located on St. Clair street near Madison. Plans 
for remodeling the Prank Collins property, 
now occupied by the Plaza, provide almost 
complete rebuilding of the structure and pro- 
vision for an all feature show with two per- 
formances dally at 25 cents admission. Pro- 
moters of the plan are Leslie Bettls. Pred 
Colburn and R. P. Hull. 



Georgetown. Del., April 13. 
Carl A. Parker, of Denton, Md., In erecting 
a picture theatre at Main and Fourth streets. 
28x73 feet The building will he ready for oc- 



Phlladelphla, April IB. 
Two large picture houses opened Saturday 
and three others are planned. The new movies 
being operated are the Overbrook, situated at 
63d and Haverford avenues, and the Wind- 
sor, at Kensington avenue and Womrath 
street. Both appear to be well located. At 
the Overbrook the opening feature was "George 
Washington at Valley Forge." The noun* Is 
owned by V. R. Carrlck, A. Brown and Will- 
iam Bachsenmyer. Mr. Brown Is the man- 
ager. The Windsor has been equipped with a 
handsome Kimball organ, similar to the one 
In the Regent. The syndicate headed by 
Charles O. Kruger, president of the Philadel- 
phia Rapid Trsnslt Co., Is having plans drawn 
for a picture bouse to seat J. 000 to be erected 
In 17th street below Venango. *nd to cost 
about $30,000. Levlck A Waldow will noon 
award the contract for the erection of a movie 
measuring 45 by 100 feet at 2007-0 North 
Fifth street, and Herman Beyer. Jr., haH filed 
plans for a movie to occupy a site 43 by 110 
feet at 6lHt and Vine streets. 

Buffalo, April 15. 
Still another handsome palace or entertain- 
ment Is to be erected In Buffalo. The Strat- 
ford Theatre Co.. Inc.. Incorporated for $230.- 
000, hns purchased under contract property 
at the northeast corner of Court and Franklin 
HtreetH at a figure said to have hern upwards 
of $'2(10.000. and propose to erect a theatre 
representing an outlay of half a million dol- 
lars. The Incorporators, according to the 
papera fllfd at Albnnv. Include Postmaster 
William F. Ranting. William C Houck. presi- 
dent of the Buffalo Structural Steel Co.. and 
Ansel R. Whltherk of Detroit and Pittsburgh. 
Clovelnnd pnrtlen are aI«o said to he Inter- 
ested. Officers of the new company chosen 
are : President. William O. Houck : vlc«-prenl- 
dent. Robert Hunth-y ; troanurer. William F. 
KaMtlnp; genprnl in (inner. A. R. Whltherk; 
secretary. .1. T E'ldy. Srntlni? capacity ap- 
proximately 1.7LT>. Two pcrfnrinniii'i's will ]u- 
given dnllv. with concerts on Sunday. Moderate 
prices will prevail. 



OBITUARY. 

Mn. P. A. Ta nehill, at one time t 
famous actress, the widow of a wel! 
known actor, and the mother of Frank 
Tannehill of contemporaneous renown, 
died April 9. The body was taken to 
Carlisle, Pa., for burial. 

James O'Dea, musical comedy ana 
song writer, died at his home in Rock- 
ville Centre, Long Island, April 12, 
aged 42. He is survived by a widow, 
Anne Caldwell. 

Johnny Busch, Jr., a well known 
juvenile vaudevillian, who has ap- 
peared with his parents, was killed by 
an auto, April 11 while crossing Am- 
sterdam avenue, near his home on 
109th street. The boy was 14 years 
old. 

Ada Lane (Mrs. Jack Wilson) died 
April 11 of pneumonia, after a short 
illness. She had been appearing with 
the Jack Wilson Trio, and was orig- 
inally of the Lane Sisters, in vaude- 
ville. The temains were cremated 
Sunday at the Union Hill, N. J., 
Crematory. 

The German musician, Seiler, dur. 
ing an interview with his wife, in hit 
attorney's office in Berlin, shot hit 
wife dead and then committed suicide. 
Divorce proceedings between the twe 
were before the court. 

J. Wallace Brownson, better known 
as "Brownie" Wallace, died last week 
at Excelsior Springs, Mo. 

Xaviere de Leka, a cafe concert 
chanteuse, and also Mile. Lambell, 
comedienne, died in Paris April 6. 

John B. Shermer, an agent for the 
Philadelphia Billposting Co., dropped 
dead Monday afternoon in Philadel- 
phia. He is survived by a widow and 
two children. 

Baltimore, April 15. 
H. C. Buckingham, of the Nazimova 
company, lost in a race from Cincin- 
nati with death a few days ago. He 
had been notified that his wife, Mrs. 
J. Buckingham, who lived here, was 
dangerously ill. He arrived a few 
hours too late to see her alive. Mrs. 
Buckingham was 27 years old. Be- 
sides her husband, she leaves one son. 



FORUM. 

New York. April 10. 

Editor VARiF/rr: 

Regarding the story about my going 
with the Progressive Circuit, I beg to 
say I have no connection with the 
Progressive Circuit or ever made any 
conditions with it for a franchise. 

I have four more years franchise 
with the Columbia Amusement Co. 
and also a franchise with the popular 
price circuit of the Columbia. 

Sam Ihnve. 



Opened in "The Crisis." 

Jamestown, N. Y., April IS. 
William Courneen opened at the 
Samuels opera house Monday in "The 
Crisis." Lola Crandall has the leads 
with the new stock company. 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



Big Tim Sullivan's Daughter, Ilam- 

merstein's. 
Werner Amoros Parisian Troupe, 

Hammerstein's. 
8am J. Curtis and Co. (New Act), 

Hammerstein's. 
4 Bonus Sisters, Hammerstein's. 
Prank Coombs, Hammerstein's. 
Mrs. Charlotte Davies-Porter Briggs, 

Hammerstein's. 
Alice Lloyd (reappearance) Colonial. 

"The Bride Shop" (14) 

Tabloid. 

48 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Colonial. 

B. A. Rolfe's latest production in 

vaudeville, "The Bride Shop," is the 

most pretentious offering he has ever 

essayed, and one of the biggest and 

best acts of the tabloid type that has 

been put before the public. It has a 

honk, simple enough in plot to be sure, 

hut sufficient to hang thereon a good 
comedian, a musical comedy soubret 
with a prima donna voice, a baron, a 
Spanish woman and eight Amazonian 
show girls who are about the most 
comely lot it would be possible to as- 
semble outside a Ziegfeld "Follies." 
The action of the piece takes place in 
a millinery and lingerie shop where a 
prospective wealthy bride is shopping 
for her trousseau. This furnishes a 
valid excuse for transforming the eight 
girls into models who are brought 
forward to display various samples of 
lingerie and furbelows, not to mention 
colored wigs. Then there is the mu- 
sic, especially ambitious for vaude- 
ville, lending class and individuality to 
the production. "The Bride Shop" is, 
in every sense of the word, a miniature 
comic opera. A sub-line in the billing 
reads: "Featuring Andrew Tombes.'' 
Tombes is an elongated comedian, sug- 
gesting the late Dan Daly in physique 
and a composite of Sam Bernard 
(minus dialect), Wilfred Clarke and 
half a dozen others in method. He is 
apparently not yet "easy" in his pres- 
ent position and will improve as time 
passes. A little more leeway in his 
horseplay should be allotted him. Lola 
Wentworth is the pretty, petite sou- 
bret with a prima donna voice, far su- 
perior to the general run of voices 
heard in the varieties; Basil Lynn 
plays the baron with a German name 
but an English accent and is also very 
good. Raphaello Ottiano, as a fiery- 
Spanish girl jilted by the baron, was 
not sufficiently violent for such a stage 
characterization, and is deficient in her 
terpsichorean specialty. "The Bride 
Shop" is a certain winner for vaude- 
ville. Jolo. 



Boyle and Brazil. 

Dancing. 

9 Mins.; One. 

Colonial. 

Two men. doing a little singing ;md 
considerable eccentric stepping. Good 
team for a production. Jolo. 



Grace La Rue. 

Songs. 

18 Mins.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

Chicago, April 15. 
If that particular portion of Chica- 
go's population which patronizes the 

Majestic as a matter of habit happened 
to be in the immediate vicinity when 
Shakespeare penned the immortal 
phrase "What's in a name?" they 
would . probably have stoned him to 
death. The presence of Grace La Rue 
as the Majestic's headliner doesn't nec- 
essarily mean that she alone provokes 
the Shakespearian reference, for the 
past season has sent along plenty of 
"names" but since Miss La Rue hap- 
pens to be the current topic of discus- 
sion, she might as well play the mar- 
tyr part. Nor does this apply to her 
ability, for she evidently possesses 
some, but getting down to her vaude- 
ville offering, it carries nothing at all 
beyond her name and the largest din- 
ner ring in captivity. She has some 
clothes, but none that would drive a 
Michigan avenue modiste to the lake 
and her repertoire of five numbers, 
two augmented by a glide that might 
be termed a solo tango for the want 
of a better classification, is three-fifths 
fair and the balance hardly even that. 
Two costumes were displayed, one a 
green and black creation, the other a 
black with bright spangles or beads. 
The songs included "I Want to Be a 
Prima Donna," "My Little Grey Home 
in the West," "I Wouldn't Want to 
Go Out," "Tango Girl", and "Pana- 
mala," in the order named. The sec- 
ond, a ballad with a quaint air, stood 
out. Occasional flashes of a good 
voice and a predominating personality 
were the features excepting the name 
and the dinner ring. Miss La Rue's 
rep will carry around once, once only; 
just once. Wpnn. 



Johnson and Crane. 
Songs and Dances. 
12 Mins.; One. 
125th Street. 

Johnson and Crane were having a 
hard time to make an impression at 
the 125th Street Tuesday night until 
they started the new dances. The 
number with Johnson and Crane work- 
ing to the people in the audience is 
all wrong. The audience is there to 
be entertained, not ridiculed. Johnson 
and Crane should stick to their society 
dancing routine as this will put them 
over solidly in the pop houses that 
are now strong for the dancing thing. 

Mark. 



If you don't ii»lvcr1lM- In YAKIKTY, don't 
advertlne at all. 



Wheeler and Thompson. 
"Sister Act." 
14 Mins.; One. 
Grand (April 12). 

One of the duo does a semi-nut hit 
but proves a more agile dancer. ISoth 
women sing and make various changes 
in view of the audience, closing in 
••veiling dresses. One does an imita- 
tion of Emma Pankburst with a silly 
suffrage speech as >ide trimmings. 
The women did their best on the last 
number when they hit up a happy com- 
bination of the tango and trot. A "sis- 
ter act" that belongs to the pop time 

Murk. 



Henry B. Toomer and Co. (4). 
"Sidelights" (Comedy). 
15 Mins.; Two, Three and Two (Spe- 
cial Drop). 
American Roof. 

Henry B. Toomer resembles the 
Toomer of the former act of Toomer 
and Hewins. However, "Sidelights" as 
now played by the three men and 
one woman makes a very desirable 
comedy skit for the small time, the 
better grade of it that would also 
mean the sketch could go on the small 
big time, and when worked in prop- 
erly, may be right for the big houses. 
It has a sort of bare stage idea, 
through the opening before a stage 
door drop. The stage manager is 
there, a hoarse-voiced and rough fel- 
low who showed an unsympathetic 
soul until the "single woman" who was 

canned after the first show refused to 
accept the loan of $2 he tendered her. 
The same stage manager was very 
rough indeed to a couple of song and 
dance men from the west, the head- 
liners for the first half, who were 
canned by mistake. After being fired 
they hung around the stage door, try- 
ing to And out what was the matter. 
Excited conversation, with a rehear- 
sal of their talk routine that had some 
laughable old boys in it, and a final 
attempt for close harmony brought 
laughs. It was good comedy, turned 
off very well by the smaller man of 
the team recognizing the single as his 
wife. She had locked him out one 
night because he did not get home 
until 12.40, after they left the theatre 
together, he having gone for some 
delicatessence. The wife said it was 
too late for a respectable married man 
to be about alone. They separated, 
breaking up the two-act, and the male 
partnership was formed. With a rec- 
onciliation it was decided that there 
would be a three-act in the future, so 
everything ends happily, just like it 
does in the moving pictures. Barring 
a slight error in detail, as stating that 
the male act had been formed four 
years while the married couple who 
were a "team" did not look old enough 
to have been married that long, and 
the theme . of the parted couple that 
afterward rejoined seemed to have 
been suggested by the similar couple 
in Sam Mann's act, besides the tuning 
up for harmony that came from 
Karno's Music Hall, "Sidelights" is all 
right and well played. The tall fellow 
of the male couple, who must be 
Toomer, did real good work, as did 
his partner, and the stage manager 
looked the role though he could be 
given more coarse stuff in dialog and 
action. Rime. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 



Initial Presentation of Lag itimata 
Attractions in Naw York. 



Vernie Kaufman. 

Bicyclist. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Colonial. 

Pretty woman, good figure, using 
but one bike throughout. Opens in 
long dress, hat and umbrella, which 
she discards while evoluting. The 
kissing to audience and posing after 
every few stunts, indicates the act is 
of foreign extraction, or else has 
worked there for some time. Jolo. 



101 Ranch — Madison 
(April 21). 



Sq. Garden 



Roberta Mengea Tearle and Jimmie 

Grunberg. 
Dances. 

10 Mins.; Pull Stage. 
Hammerstein's. 

This is the first stage appearance of 
Roberta Menges Tearle, at Hammer- 
stein's this week. There must be a 
reason, and with Roberta it would 
seem that at the age of 27, as she is 
now, besides looking pretty good in a 
blonde way, there is a record of three 
marriages to her full name, Roberta 
Menges-Corwin-Hill-Tearle. When 

Roberta Menges, at 16, and living in 
Sheepshead bay (Coney Island) she 
eloped with her first husband, Corwin, 
the son of a railroad man. Her next 
was Major Hill of the British army, 
followed by the current spouse, Mr. 
Tearle, reported to be an actor. An- 
other feature that aided in bringing 
about her stage debut was the fact she 
had been arrested for smuggling, and 
fined $2,000, the first American wom- 
an to have that honor thrust upon her. 
Willie Hammerstein may have consid- 
ered that as Roberta is credited with 
having gone through a million dollars 
within ten years, and pawned property 
meanwhile worth $100,000 (something 
well known to her friends and ac- 
quaintances who number quite a few) 
that also was something entitled to 
break in on the headline of a vaude- 
ville program on "The Corner." These 
and other things, among them Jimmie 
Grunberg, her dancing partner, made 
up "an act." The majority of the 
"other things" were the usual "society 
dances," danced by Miss Roberta as 
any skilled habitue of a dancing cab- 
aret would have performed them, but 
with Jimmie, it was different. He 
seemed to be a regular professional 
and carried Roberta through all the 
steps' without a slip or a miss. If 
Roberta believed she was half the 
dances, then Mr. Grunberg is entitled 
all the more to the credit. The now 
familiar dance followers were at Ham- 
merstein's Monday matinee to sec the 
newest stage recruit. Hammerstein's 
is out for drawing cards and the latest 
dancing fad so far has provided two or 
three — for Hammerstein's. Sime. 



"My Dream Girl" (10). 
Musical Comedy. 
22 Mins.; Three (Exterior). 
Grand (April 12). 

Four principals and six girls doing 
chorus work appearing in "My Dream 
Girl." The principals arc atrociously 
bad. There's not a voice in the act, 
nor enough comedy to fill a thimble. 
What few popular numbers are intro- 
duced by one of the female leads and 
the chorus are not sufficient to carry 
the act to any heights. "My Dream 
Girl" was a much dragged out affair, in- 
consistent and not worthy of much 
commendation. With principals who 
could do something and the chorus 
drilled by a regular stage producer 
something might be done with the 
turn. Otherwise it is going to have 
tough sailing. Mark. 



VARIETY 



15 



Lina Abarbanell. 

Singing. 

19 Mins.; Two. 

Palace. 

Miss Abarbanell just misses putting 
over a good vaudeville turn purely on 
its merits as an offering for the vari- 
ety stage. This, however, is made up 
by her reputation, which should carry 
her through a route over the big time. 
She is "assisted" by Elbert K. Sret- 
well, a big and stiff tenor. They open 
with a duet ballad; Miss Abarbanell 
sings a tipsy number; Sretwell has a 
tenor solo; she sings a song about a 
country girl who comes to New York; 
fifth, a song about a dog that has a 
good lyric; sixth, "Every Little Move- 
ment," then a bit of Hesitation, Tan- 
going and One-stepping to the music 
of the "Madame Sherry" song hit; 
seventh, the chorus of "Donnervetter" 
in German, and finishes with "That's 
Why Girls Leave Home." Miss Abar- 
banell has animation, an excellent sing- 
ing voice and stellar repute. With a 
proper stage partner she might have 
won out much more strongly with her 
song and dance from "The Merry 
Widow," which would stand reviving 
for her vaudeville debut. Jolo. 



Corradini's Zebras. 

Trained Animals. 

14 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Palace. 

In spite of the evident illness of the 
elephant Monday night, the Corradini 
act may be set down as one of the fin- 
est exhibitions Oi unusual animal train- 
ing ever shown in this country. Two 
zebras', one large elephant, two blood- 
hounds, a horse and a black and tan 
dog are used. The man works them, 
with a woman doing some high-school 
riding on the horse. The "high spots" 
in the routine are as follows: Elephant 
on ground with all the other animals 
making a tableaux with front paws on 
him. Man rides elephant, woman the 
horse, the bloodhounds running in and 
out between their front paws. Horse 
lays* down and elephant steps over 
him, first directed and second time 
alone. Black and tan climbs to top 
of elephant's head, the huge beast 
afterward standing on his head. 
Woman does high-school riding on 
horse, man on elephant, the latter 
trotting on one front and one hind 
leg, ending with horse thrusting his 
front legs upon big beast's back, giv- 
ing horse upright position, woman 
bending back, as they march around 
stage. Zebras cut up a bit after the 
fashion of trained ponies, one zebra on 
stage alone without an attendant. Ele- 
phant extends his trunk and leads 
him off. Jolo. 



Raymond. 

Tumbling. 

9 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Bronx O. H. (April 12). 

Make up as white-faced clown ec- 
centric, a la the late Jimmy Rice. 
Tumbling, table rocking with fall a la 
Bert Melrose, finishing with good 
dance. Poor comedy, weak act, with 
finish its only redeeming feature. 
Small timer. Jolo. 

If you don't advertlft* In VARIETY, don't 
ndvertlie at all. 



Mysterious Evelyn. 
Magical. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Appara- 
tus). 
125th Street 

Two tricks and an illusion form the 
Mysterious Evelyn act with pigeons 
flying out over the heads of the audi- 
ence and back to the stage. A man 
announces he will perform several 
magical feats as a preliminary exhibi- 
tion to what he claims is a "Moth and 
Flame" disappearing trick. The man 
then does the decapitation trick oi 
changing the heads of the pigeons 
which he says Imro Fox did some 
years before. This impressed. Then 
he does the ring trick. It's an old one 
but was neatly performed by Evelyn's 
partner. A pigeon flies in from the 
auditorium with the ring which the 
man is supposed to have pounded into 
jelly. A candle-life effect, ,/ith an 
incandescent light at the candlepoint, 
is curtained on three sides up stage. 
Miss Evelyn takes a standing position 
near the light which is elevated about 
four feet above the stage. A suspend- 
ed velvet or plushlike bag working 
like an accordeon completely envelops 
the woman and as it is closed and then 
opened shows its occupant to have dis- 
appeared. After she is brought into 
view via the fanlike-operating enclos- 
ure, the act closes. Mysterious Eve- 
lyn should be a big novelty in the pop 
houses. The man should try and 
make his announcements more dis- 
tinct. Mark. 



The Crisps. 

Dancers. 

Churchill's Restaurant. 

The Crisps are an English couple, at 
Churchill's this week, dancing the 
"society" thing. They open with the 
"Pom Pom" dance, much the same as 
it was given in "The Midnight Girl" 
by Oy-Mar and Leigh, also from Eng- 
land. It is said there is a claim of 
originality for this dance made by the 
couple at Churchill's. The two teams 
dance it very much the same. The 
Crisps follow by other dances, doing 
them well enough, but the "Pom Pom" 
ir the strongest of the routine, for the 
reason it is different. 

It brought them a solid encore dur- 
ing the dinner hour at the restaurant. 
The act is well dressed and looks 
good, Miss Crisp wearing a gown 
somewhat smarter in the build than 
most of the dancing frocks seen around 
town. Sime. 



Fredo and Primrose. 

Music. 

15 Mins.; Two (Interior; Special 

Drop). 
Grand (April 12). 

Man does uniformed bellboy with 
German accent. Woman first appears 
as a guest and presides at the piano. 
Man plays several instruments and had 
t a solo with bells attached to the gal- 
lery rail that proved a novelty at the 
Grand. The woman does a male im- 
personation, reappears as an eccentric 
and for the close does a splendid 
Italian characterization. The man also 
changes to a "wop" makeup. This 
final number rounded them up to big 
applause. Act will please the pop cir- 
cuits. Mark. 



Olga Coo*. 
Songs. \ 
10 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Olga Cook is doubly described by 
the program, as "The Blonde Beauty" 
and "The Mary Garden of Vaudeville." 
Either might well be calculated to add 
weight to this girl's tribulations on the 
small time, trying to get away with 
straight songs. Miss Cook is nice 
enough looking, and it's true she is a 
blonde as far as her looks go. For a 
straight singer she has a voice, but 
didn't change her gown, which is more 
important — for a straight singer. Her 
songs were "Isle d'Amour," "I Hear 
You Calling Me," and "Honeysuckle." 
Then Olga left. She may remain on 
the small time. Experience there is 
quite apt to teach her a few things' 
about vaudeville and the stage she 
may not know at present. But Miss 
Cook had better tell the program 
maker on the Loew Circuit not to load 
so much upon her before she appears. 
Rather it might be left to the audience 
than the bill for a conclusion regard- 
ing herself and her act. For so many 
audiences have reversed the program. 
Who knows, perhaps it was those won- 
derful program descriptions that 
helped place the Fifth Avenue in the 
picture column. Because when the 
program grows extravagant the show 
is never as good as one is led to ex- 
pect from reading about it in advance. 

Hirne. 



Kelly, Subers and Co. 

Comedy Skit 

18 Mins.; Special; Arctic Exterior. 

Grand (April 12). 

Comedy by-play worked up over the 
fright of a blackfaced member in the 
icy north. One man appears warmly 
clad in the wild animal skin outfits 
worn in the Arctics. The "coon" 
wears a white duck outfit and a straw 
hat. He pulls in a sled loaded sky- 
high with boxes labeled "dynamite" 
and "dried apples." There's continual 
talk between explorer and blackface 
over the apples. Much of the patter 
good for laughter at the Grand Sun- 
day. Blackface man capable comedian. 
Another shows as an Indian who later 
explodes from eating too many dried 
apples. He later doubles as a wild 
animal which carries off the "coon." 
Act bound to get laughs in the pop 
houses. Mark. 



"Eight Black Dots." 

Singing, Dancing. 

17 Mins.; Full Stage. (Special Drop). 

Bronx O. H. (April 12). 

Four colored couples, usual singing, 
talk, characteristic (harbor shop) har- 
monizing by the men, finishing with 
the conventional fast eccentric stepping. 
A seasick, pantomimic dance by one 
of the darkies is the only original 
thing about the act. Flashy small 
time turn. Join. 



Burton and Burton. 

Instrumental. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Bronx O. H. (April 12). 

Man and woman, instrumental turn 
with a modicum of crossfire "nut 
stuff." Saxophone, 'cello, concertina. 
cornet, trombone. Small timers. 

fnlo. 



Williams and Wales. 
"Sister Act" 
11 Mins.; One. 
Columbia (April 12). 

Williams and Wales are two young 
girls who appeared at the Columbia 
Sunday afternoon, in a rather feeble 
effort to imitate the Courtney Sisters 
as an act. Wiliams and Wales sang 
songs. One of the girls has a con- 
fidential voice. She is a red head. 
The other and shorter young woman, 
a brunette, was stronger vocally, but 
not sufficiently so to carry the turn. 
The girls first appeared in a spot 
light, used it again, then discarded the 
spot for a couple of candles in one 
number, also employing two chairs 
during the turn. They were wrong on 
numbers, action and harmony, al- 
though making an extended try in the 
latter. Lacking personality and with- 
out proper songs or voices to put them 
over, the Columbia audience was in- 
clined to kid the young women. Their 
line of work on the stage is distinctly 
not as a "sister act'* in vaudeville. 

Sim*. 



Crolius and Linyard. 
Comedy Skit 
16 Mins.; Interior. 
Bronx O. H. (April 12). 

Woman opens with a song. Develops 
through talk and a letter addressed to 
her brother that her old sweetheart 
in Ireland is coming over and wants 
to marry her (she's now a wealthy 
widow) provided she has no longer 
such a sharp tongue. She pretends 
she is now deaf and dumb and horse- 
play comedy results in his efforts to 
make himself heard as she keeps up 
the pretense until the very finish, when 
she opens up and lays him out, orally 
and physically. Old-fashioned, small 
time act. Jolo. 



Hendricks and Padula. 
Singing, Piano. 
13 Mins.; One. 
Bronx O. H. (April 12). 

Mixed couple, woman at piano con- 
stantly. Open with vocal duet. She 
plays two melodies simultaneously on 
piano. Another duct. He a ballad 
solo, with her joining in at finish. 
Three a day team. Jolo. 



OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED. 

Washington, April IS. 
The Secretary of the Navy, Joseph 
Daniel, has given official recognition to 
Cecilia Wright, hilled in vaudeville as 
"The adopted daughter of the Ameri- 
can Navy." Miss Wright is a singer 
and was at Keith's theatre last week, 
when she received the following let- 
ter: 

April 10, 1914. 
My Dear Miss Wright: 

Knowing that you sang the 
requiem for t he dead of the U. S. 
S. Maine at the services recently 
held in Havana, I wish to take 
this means of expressing to you 
the heartfelt thanks and apprecia- 
tion of the Navy for this kind- 
ness. I'.y this evidence of your 
interest, I feel that I may now 
count yot? as one <<f Our Navy. 

With kiiid( st regards and every 
eofid wish, believe tne to be, 
Sincerely yours, 

JOSEPH DANIKL. 



16 



VARIETY 



THE RED CANARY. 

The "first uight audience" at the 
Lyric Monday evening wasn't quite 
sure of itself. At times it applauded 
enthusiastically and voted "The Red 
Canary" the jolliest sort of entertain- 
ment. Then there were moments that 
the company was very much alone as 
the returns were halfhearted and un- 
certain. "The Red Canary" is not a 
show the regular Broadway theatre- 
goer will rave over, yet it's a certainty 
be will find much there to entertain. 
It's a "one-man" piece. From vaude- 
,Hlle is recruited T. Roy Barnes 
.Barnes and Crawford) and upon his 
Moulders falls the Atlas feat of hold- 
t mg up the rest of the show. As the 
jreezy, flippant, kidding, nutty young 
American who is "color blind" but 
knows a pretty young woman when he 
sees one Barnes was practically the 
whole works. He breezed merrily in 
and out and when he was absent from 
ihc stage the show sagged and lagged. 
The plot, story or theme to "The 
Red Canary" is about as thin as vapor, 
becoming lost in the second act be- 
tween the stage lights and the right 
upper entrance, yet the company man- 
aged to squeeze through a third act 
by inserting a roof garden scene and 
working in some dances and a Mardi 
Gras carnival huzzah a la Oriental 
cabaret that had the folks out front 
wondering what had happened to the 
red canary which at first was a blue 
colored bird that Barnes as the mixer 
dipped in red, so that the color of love 
would right things* in the end for him. 
It is some plot if you can get it. 

Programed as "a new musical play," 
it's all of that, as instead of witchery, 
kidnapping and hypnotizing perfume, 
this show works in red, white and 
green rooms wherein anyone enclosed 
would undergo a complete change of 
heart. From the way they were push- 
ing people in and out of these rooms 
reminded one of a kinemacolor making 
process. 

The Mackay Production Co. spon- 
sored the play after repeated attempts 
to bolster up that second act. The 
music is by Harold Orlob and this 
young man has quite a musical head 
judging from the way the orchestra 
handled the numbers under DeWitt 
Coolman's efficient directorship and the 
applause bestowed upon some of the 
selections. One of the biggest hits 
was a trio, "The Color Mixing Scene," 
by Jane (Leila Hughes), Baron De 
Trcville (David Reese) and Gustave 
Donnet (Ncal McCay). 

Lina Abarbanell was with the com- 
pany on the road and during its first 
productions in the west yet at the last 
moment her role was taken by Leila 
Hughes. The latter has a good voice, 
not wonderfully strong in volume but 
sympathetically sweet and pleasing. 
She's a blonde who is not very forte on 
her dancing. Adcle Rowland was a 
becoming and attractive saleswoman, 
and her best work was done in her 
dance with E. M. Foley in the third 
act. 

Phil Ryley was Archibald Speed, a 
rich Yankee anxious to have his ward 
(Nita Allen) marry Hunter Upjohn 
(Mr. Barnes) so he would get hold of 
a nice bank roll. 

Miss Allen wore some nice clothes. 



revealed a coarse voice and affected 
the manner of a tough girl from the 
Bowery who had been dressed up in 
doll rags and was butting in society. 
Cecile Renard was Marie, a sales- 
woman, but had very little to do. Ida 
Waterman was on and off a few times 
as the mother of Jane. 

Charles Prince was the chauffeur 
and he did not speak a single line 
until the third act when he did a 
cissified "bit" which did not get the 
laughs expected. Arthur Lipson was 
Gaston Philippe, proprietor of the Gar- 
den of Birds, who at times got his 
dialect a little mixed up. 

The chorus was animated and well 
dressed, a bevy of broilers at one time 
sporting the new colored wigs. The 
chorus men on facial looks stacked up 
ahead of the female choristers. 

When Miss Rowland started the 
"Diaphanous Diana" number it looked 
like another "All Aboard for Dixie" 
was coming. It was gingerly worked 
up with Miss Rowland and Foley top- 
ping it off with a tango. 

A distinct feature and one which 
helped the second act was the fancy 
dancing of Rosita Mantilla and B. 
Lloyd. They tangoed, did the hesita- 
tion and maxixe after a fashion their 
own and gave the show some needed 
pep. 

"The Red Canary" is ordinary but 
may have a profitable run by the ju- 
dicious expenditure of money in the 
papers. Then again it brings forth a 
new character in musical comedy — a 
"nut juvenile" in the person of T. Roy 
Barnes. And he lives up to the repu- 
tation — professionally. 

Will B. Johnstone wrote the lyrics, 
Ben Teal did the staging and J. C. 
Rigby handled the production end. 

Mark. 



PALACE. 

A very high-grade show is being pre- 
sented at the Palace this week. Almost 
throughout it has "the class" so ar- 
dently striven for in "Supreme Vaude- 
ville" and not always attained. It 
opens with Pathe's Weekly, excep- 
tionally interesting, followed by 
Hubert Dyer and Pete Alvin in a good 
comedy acrobatic turn the basis of 
which is the old Rice and Prevost 
act of revered memory. 

Rae Elinor Ball, violin virtuoso, 
plays well and makes a couple of an- 
nouncements in a refined speaking 
voice. She informs you that the two 
long braids' of hair hanging down her 
back are her own, and evidently is 
proud of it, as she may well be. Ed. 
Gallager and Bob Carlin, with their 
nautical travesty, "Before the Mast," 
have a corking play on words with their 
skit. Pat Rooney and Marion Bent, 
with their new act, have a fine line of 
exclusive material for their songs and 
talk and now aim for more "class" 
with terpsichorean work. For the fin- 
ish, however, they fell back on Pat's 
sure-fire rougher stepping. Pat has 
learned how to put a song over 
classily and if he will adhere to smart- 
ness in his work shouldn't have to take 
a back seat with anyone. The defin- 
ing of "class" in that branch of busi- 
ness isn't easy of elucidation. It can 
be best assimilated by watching and 
studying Mr. and Mrs. Carter de 
Haven, who are on the same bill. 



Corradini's animal act (New Acts) 
closed the first half. Line Abarbanell 
(New Acts) opened the second half, 
followed by the de Havens. (They 
now spell their name with a small "d." 
Of course Rooney could counter by 
saying he couldn't very well call him- 
self "de Rooney.") In his current of- 
fering de Haven (almost spelt it with 
a capital "d") disarms criticism on the 
score of conceit, of which he has been 
accused for years, by a clever talking 
song protesting modeStly for his act 
and later by explaining why he has 
had his automobile painted like a cir- 
cus wagon. He tells you frankly it is 
to advertise himself, in practically so 
many words, that he is in the same 
category with Al. Reeves and that he'll 
stand to be panned for his gaily colored 
benzine buggy since it serves to make 
people talk about him, which is so 
much advertising at a comparatively 
small cost. 

Nat Wills has a new trick of smack- 
ing his lips in a humorous manner 
when he scores particularly strong with 
any of his wheezes, and had ample op- 
portunity to work it Monday night. 
Carlos Sebastian and Dorothy Bentley 
had a hard spot closing the show and 
following a lot of dancing. They did 
not get a chance at the audience until 
11:15. In the one week in vaudeville 
they have learned that making en- 
trances and exits in style counts for a 
great deal, and are keeping better time 
to their music or their music to them. 
They now have a drummer and cym- 
bals in their band, which also helps 
materially. Jolo. 



COLONIAL 

The big feature of the program at 
the Colonial this week is B. A. Rolfe's 
new production "The Bride Shop" 
(New Acts). It more than lived up to 
its important position on the bill. Next 
in point of importance are Joan Saw- 
yer and Jack Jarrott with their ball- 
room dances. That's some classy boy, 
that Jarrott. He grows on you. You 
like him better every time you see him 
work and makes a capable running 
mate to Miss Sawyer. 

Vernie Kaufman, bicyclist, opened; 
Boyle and Brazil, dancers, second. 
Both under New Acts. The Bell Fam- 
ily continue to evince surprise and 
pleasure at each request for an encore 
and their finish is now absolutely cer- 
tain with the child of one couple in 
the troupe standing in the conductor's 
chair and leading the band for the final 
number. 

Fred Duprez continues to improve 
with his monolog and every time he 
returns to town of late has something 
new in his act. His ministerial tra- 
vesty is most certainly an original idea 
and very cleverly carried out. He was 
strong enough to have changed places 
with Nellie V. Nichols, who was next 
to last with several published songs 
which have been dinned into the pub- 
lic's ears around here for weeks and 
weeks. Miss Nichols shines best with 
her character songs and she evidently 
is well aware of this for she still ad- 
heres to "Will Someone Name My 
Nationality" for her finishing number. 

Va*' and Schenck opened the second 
half with piano and song, and Ade- 
laide Herrmann preceded the pictures 
with her magic. Jolo. 



AMERICAN. 

The American Roof should have a 
larger audience on Tuesday nights if 
the acts on the bill are to be warmed 
up with applause. There weren't 
many around the air chambers Tues- 
day evening, and not overmuch noise 
was meted out to any one. The feat- 
ure film thing on the Roof seems to 
have been permanently discarded. An 
ordinary reel closed the show. 

The bill ran with some speed through 
several of the acts being short. This 
was something to note, and the non- 
stealing of encores .was another pleas- 
urable happening or unhappening of 
the night. In "Sidelights" (New Acts) 
a stagey sketch, a "song and dance 
team" in it travestied the stealing of 

encores and the speech-making habit. 
May the good Lord see that this act 
gets on the big time, if only for that 
travesty to show some big time turns 
how foolish they look when doing 
either. The three Curses of Vaude- 
ville — Stealing Bows, Making Speeches 
and Giving Recitations. 

Another sketch on the program was 
"Love in Holland," the "Dutch" oper- 
ette that played upstairs without its 
Hollandish set. The old man in the 
piece had a cold and this hurt the en- 
semble singing, but the turn is a neat 
little one, now lacking two more, good 
voices to hold it well up, as it did 
when first put on. 

Opening after intermission were 
Laurie and Alleen, a youthful mixed 
couple, who started off to a big im- 
pression, but commenced to slide 
back from this. The act nearly bends 
double in the center when the boy 
tries to put over a song and monolog. 
The turn is the strongest when the 
two people are working together. The 
young man, in giving an imitation of 
George M. Cohan and leaving it to his 
partner to guess whom he is imitating, 
the girl answers, "David Warfield." 
It's not recalled who first used that 
one, and so it is with some of the 
other material in the turn. 

Next to closing were Freeman and 
Dunham, the entertainers, who have 
two or three good songs at the com- 
mencement, then go into a ballad that 
doesn't belong, winding up with an- 
other slow song that does through the 
"business" used with it. If the boys 
must employ both of these slow num- 
bers, one should be inserted between 
the early and lively songs. Jack Free- 
man is singing "Mrs. Rip Van Win- 
kle," now the song hit of the Sam Ber- 
nard-Gaby Deslys show at the Shu- 
bert, sung by Mr. Bernard there. 

The Cycling McNutts were "No. 3." 
There are four people in the act, two 
men and woman riding, straight, while 
a comedian does comedy, some worth 
while and some useless. His best was 
his entrance in the "bicycle bed." It 
is about the best bit of freak bicycle 
comedy yet seen. The second turn 
was Dorane Sisters and Wood and the 
show was opened by the Valdos, who 
have lost the "spieler" with the show- 
manship. The change has not helped. 
Neuss and Eldrid closed the perform- 
ance. Olga Cook, New Acts. Sime. 

If you don't advertise In VAKIETY, don't 
advertise at alL 



VARIETY 



17 



RINGLING SHOW. 

Chicago, April 15. 

With the exception of "Solomon and 
rhe Queen of Sheba," the new season's 
spectacle utilized for an opener, the 
Ringling show is going through the 
summer a bit light on features, the 
sole paper attraction being the Royal 
Mikado Athletes', an aggregation of 
orientals who provide a hike-warm 
thriller of the curio species. The rou- 
tine, embracing a combination of Jiu- 
jitsu and wrestling exhibitions tended 
to belie their ferocious appearance as 
well as Mr. Ringling's eulogistic intro- 
duction, leaving the average anxious 
auditor considerably unthrilled, as it. 
were. They hardly measure up to the 
expectations of a Ringling feature. 

The show proper is probably the 
best ever sponsored by the Ringling 
Brothers, carrying an excellent supply 
of ground and aerial attractions, 
varieted with a few new novelties and 
topped off with a pretentious panto- 
mimic spectacle given in four scenes. 
The costuming and staging of this pro- 
duction, for which credit is given to 
Al Ringling, is particularly com- 
mendable. A ballet of 50 short-skirted 
skippers gave the spectacle the neces- 
sary classic blend and the addition of 
the Apollo Trio (bronzed) helped 
make it an impressive success. With- 
al, it added an unexpected air of pro- 
gressiveness to the circus that seemed 
to offset and atone for the temporary 
absence of the pink lemonade and the 
huge-hoofed peanut vender. 

A systematic ballot of the honors 
seemed to be in favor of the aerial acts, 
figuring Joe La Fleur on that basis, 
with the display of wire acts and the 
casting and double trapeze turns pull- 
ing up the percentage, but the narrow- 
ness of the dividing line makes a 
comparison rather odious. The Gor- 
don Brothers and their two boxing 
kangaroos held the rings nicely, and the 
perch display provided a pleasant 
surprise. 

The opening position fell to the ele- 
phants as usual, three herds of five 
each occupying the rings under the di- 
rection of Messrs. Voght, Denman and 
Johnson. The bulls went through the 
stereotyped group and drill work, 
featuring a telephonic bit. If there was 
any noticeable edge in the work, it be- 
longs to the herd in the center ring 
under George Denman's direction. 

A trio of aerial sister acts followed 
the pachyderms, carrying the Ellet, Da 
Coma and Tybell Sisters with the lat- 
ter featured. A butterfly swing and a 
bit in which two of the Tybells lifted 
• he third, mounted on a revolving 
cycle, practically completed the teeth 
display, a good one for an early spot 
such as it occupied. 

Huling's seals in two groups added 
their efforts to the usual response, 
running the gamut of the conventional 
juggling routine to a finish wherein 
both groups juggled fire brands. The 
sixth display brought a sextet of ex- 
cellent attractions, featuring Joe La 
Fleur over the second stage. His high 
dives' provoked well balanced applause 
from the entire auditorium. John 
Schubert and Cud. Mijares filled a 
ring with their solo specialties, leaving 
another ring to the Fortune, de 
Lapomme Troupe of bar comics. This, 
a good turn for the kiddies, features 



its rough comedy in preference to the 
l>ar work. The Franz. Bento Trio held 
a stage to some attention, but the ma- 
jority of the honors went to the Four 
Florimonds, who offer something 
unique' in an unsupported ladder spe- 
cialty. This quartet that held down the 
northern end of the Coliseum look like 
a corking good vaudeville attraction. 

The Gordon Brothers and the kan- 
garoos were a deviation from the 
beaten path, and pretty close to the 
top at the show's conclusion. The 
novelty of the turn combined with its 
comic aspect makes it a great specialty 
for the big show. They monopolized 
the attention in their display. 

The eighth display was given over to 
ground troupes with the Georgettys 
and Bonesettis leading, although the 
Inas Troupe scored heavily with some 
nifty tumbling in which speed played 
a leading factor. The two former acts 
have long since demonstrated their 
ability, the other spaces falling to the 
Opington Troupe and the Alfred 
Brothers, the Opington outfit making 
its initial American bow. Either 
should satisfy vaudeville, but a de- 
tailed review under Coliseum condi- 
tions would hardly be justified. 

One of the features proved to be a 
double statuary "turn, offered by Bar- 
nett and Barnett over one stage and 
by Brady and Woodford over the 
other. This entailed the used of the 
two principals, a white horse and a 
groupe of dogs with each outfit. The 
poses were arranged under a canopy 
suspended on a pulley and were pre- 
sented on a revolving platform. With 
all due respect to vaudeville's several 
representatives in this particular line, 
the Ringling attraction is in its own 
class. Properly dressed and appro- 
priately rearranged, both acts would be 
ideal vaudeville numbers, presented 
exactly as at present. 

The perch display introduced four 
turns to which the regular Apollo 
Trio act was added to advantage. In 
this, The Mirano, Andresen and Rod- 
riquez Brothers and the Three Jahns 
participated, running neck and neck 
for honors with the Miranos a trifle 
ahead through virtue of their speed and 
skill. This display was one of the 
most evenly balanced of the evening 
and gathered both individual and col- 
lective applause throughout. 

The wirists came into their own next 
and between the Melnott-Lanole 
Troupe and J. Mijares, lilted up the 
average for the aerial representatives. 
The latter depends practically alone 
upon his slackwire swing while the 
Melnott-Lanole number has a splen- 
did routine of group feats leading up 
to a semi-sensational finale. Mijares 
working without a balancing pole, hon- 
ored the assemblage with an encore 
which abolished any existing doubt as 
to his ability. Another Mijares, 
Manola by name, divided a ring with 
one Juan Rodriquez, duplicating as 
near as possible the work o7 the fe'a-" 
tured member of the family. Evans 
and Sister and the Borsini Troupe 
also worked in this display, the former 
offering something new in the "risley" 
line. They scored an emphatic hit 
with some heavyweight foot juggling 
and entered the ranks of vaudeville 
possibilities because of their original- 
ity. The Borsini Troupe, working on 



rolling globes, likewise scored nicely 
and they too can be safely recom-. 
mended for the indoor branch of the 
profession. 

Coming down to the thrillers, the 
Clarkonians as in the past seasons 
reign supreme, working parallel to the 
Nelson Troupe, a sextet of casters who 
seemed quite at ease on the long traps. 
This duo of attractions were in the 
closing display, the Clarkonians with 
their doubles and flying twists alter- 
nating feats with the others. The 
Stanley Brothers have something new 
in a new fanglcd aerial apparatus re- 
sembling two hoops locked with a 
cross bar. They occupied one end of 
the arena with either the Aerial Macks 
or the Rooncys working the other. 
One of the two latter was absent. The 
Stanleys, despite the novelty of their 
specialty were handicapped at the ex- 
treme south end of the building, par- 
ticularly so because of the presence of 
the Clarkonians and the Nelson 
Troupe. Considering the possibilities 
that naturally exist in this attraction, 
a better position or a different display 
would have been more appropriate. 

In the riding events, Chas. Augustus 
Clark, the Balkani Troupe and Ignar 
Samek, the latter with a comedy trap 
act, scored individually. Clark bare- 
backed to a solid hand, his back flips 
through paper hoops giving a nifty 
finish to his general routine. Josie 
Clark and Lulu Davenport held down 
end rings while the Balkanis cavorted 
about the center to results and in the 
15th display three good numbers came 
out in the Four Lloyds, Hodges Sis- 
ters and the McCree-Davenport 
Troupe. 

The clowning is a bit ahead of 
former seasons, the comedy bits uti- 
lized for fillers practically making in- 
dividual specialties by themselves. An 
airship manouvered by the cut-ups and 
the cannon episode carried the biggest 
share of the laughs, but as a general 
rule their every effort found an appre- 
ciative audience. The riding events 
closed the performance to the usual 
interest with the Russian Cossack 
troupe featured in the billing. Wynn. 



HAGENBECK-WALLACE. 

St. Louis, April 15. 
The Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows 
opened the season here Saturday for 
a week at the Coliseum. The weather 
was too fine for crowds at any amuse- 
ment places. The circus, however, 
drew a full share and probably as the 
week progresses the crowds will have 
money for other things than millinery. 

As in previous seasons the program 
i«- long on animal acts, but the circus 
tMid of this organization is petting 
stronger every year, at least a better 
balance is being struck and after the 
tryout stage has been passed and the 
performance goes under canvas, it 
looks like it is going to shape up cred- 
itably. 

It is ringed and staged competently 
and for the most part the material is 
excellent. Bert Cole is the official an- 
nouncer this season, George Connors, 
equestrian director, and Al J. Massey, 
musical director. 

There arc 20 displays, groups of 
human and animal statuary following 
the opening pageant. Bedini's cquines 
are in two groups, one introduced by 



Signora Gonzales and the other by 
Marie Darea with Brueck's* and Brink's 
Human Models making a quartet of 
acts. 

Percey Phillips and John Lafleur 
have elephants which follow, and Prof. 
Albers is the trainer of the Hagen- 
beck mixed collection in the center. 
The fourth display is aerial with the 
Marvelous Raschetta sliding on his 
head from the dome on a single wire, 
and the Wards, Dora Harris, Gene 
Cole, Four Cornallas, Fishers with 
Paul, Milvos and Liniger brothers on 
trapezes and ladders and Freehand 
Brothers and Brothers Deiricks in 
twin perch acts. 

The trained animal number includes 
John White's Monkeys, dogs, etc., 
Kerslake's pigs, Schweyer's polar 
bears, Shaw's goats, dogs, monkeys 
and ponies, and the Hagenbeck Seal 
and Sea Lion Troupe. 
^ The equestriennes are the Daven- 
port Sisters, bareback, and Dallie 
Julian, while Senor Averez introduces 
riding lions and leopards. 

Two cycling acts follow, the Impe- 
rial Russians, heralded as new, and the 
French Cornall troupe, while in the 
center are the Waites, Australian 
whip crackers. 

Menage riding is displayed by Miss 
Harris and Robert Stickney, Nettie 
Carroll, Miss Gorman, the Beinis, Miss 
Coyle, Miss Milvo, Louise Stickney, 
Miss Rounds and Capt. and Miss 
Ownsey. 

The comedy acrobats are the Lini- 
ger Brothers', Freres Corriltt- Trio; 
Pricket Leister and Maitland, Hurdig 
Brothers, Brothers Brock, Rice, Bell 
and Baldwin. International acrobatics 
are demonstrated by the DeKocks, 
Belgians; Okuras, Japanese; Deirick 
Brothers, Swiss, and Gene and Mary 
Enos combination globe and perch. 

A. Jansley, Albert Davenport and 
B. Jansley, bareback riders, comprise 
Display No. 11, which is followed by 
the Pacheo Troupe, wire; Cenens, 
double wire; Raschetta, and Nettie 
Carroll, and the Okuras again, this 
time in a wire act. 

Display No. 13 is of trained animals 
and 14 is riding and 15 acrobatics with 
Stranz Brothers and De Fino troupe, 
in for the first time. 

Throwing, wrestling and bucking 
mules are next in as many sections of 
the arena. 

The Fishers - , Cevcrns, Weavers and 
Flying Wards comprise the last aerial 
number and the clowns have a revel 
led by Joe Litchel and his mischiev- 
tous mules before the Wild West and 
Hippodrome. Brancho Bob leads the 
cowboys and there are seven races. 
Tom Mullen and Emma Donovan con- 
test in the double big horse tandem; 
Marie Ellsee, Ida Miaco and Sadie 
Leichtcll are the lady jockeys; William 
Carrier, Tom Mullen and M. Dreyer, 
gentlemen riders. 

Jack Kell, George King and Sam 
Lewis clown in a sulkey event; Mas- 
ter Albert Golden drives the five-pony 
tandem; the sixth is the monkey 
steeple chase; and the concluding con- 
test is two-horse standing with three 
riders, Marie Ellsee, Harry Thomas 
and E. F'uck up. 

The terit season will bring the Ring- 
ling entry a five-day stand beginning 
April 28. 



18 



VARIETY 



CABARETS 



The Shuberts are said *d have bought 
the furnishings of the Folics Marigny 
atop the 44th Street theatre, for $2,600, 
and may reopen it as a dancing-cabaret 
under the 'direction of a manager se- 
lected by them. Jack Mason is said to 
have been offered the position. The 
Folies Marigny closed down after an 
operation for a few weeks. The Roof 
now occupied by its dancing floor may 
become a theatre again this summer. 
It is reported Lew Fields will produce 

a summer show up there unless Weber 
& Fields believe that "Hokey Pokey," 
their jubilee attraction now on the 
one-nighters, could stand strengthen- 
ing and enlarging sufficient to make it 
an aceptable hot weather girlie-com- 
edy attraction. 



Mons. Le Roy and Mile. Mone or- 
iginated on the New York Roof what 
they called their "Pony Trot," a fast 
rag taken at double time all around the 
large dancing floor, with a few inci- 
dental steps thrown in for diversion. 
The couple also do the other "modern 
dances" but the "Pony Trot" was the 
big hit in the routine. They are still 
doing it and probably will be at the 
Roof all summer. Last week the Roof 
engaged Mr. Seabury and Miss Shaw 
to "try out" for the week. They are 
dancers also. After being there two 
days, Seabury and Shaw thought they 
would try the "Pony Trot" also, and as 
they appeared ahead of Le Roy and 
Mile. Monc in it, the chances ap- 
peared to be in their favor if they 
could put it over. Having carefully 
studied the originators, the copying 
couple thought they could. Le Roy 
was furious when he first saw them 
do it. But later the same evening, 
when he and his partner went forth tc 
do their own "Pony" the applause was 
as vociferous as ever, whereupon Le 
Roy forgot about the copying couple, 
who gave up the "Pony Trot" in dis- 
gust a day or so afterward. When 
they copy on the same bill and go in 
ahead with it, even with dances — 
something all the professionals appear 
to think is public property — that is 
going some. 

Churchill's has at last decided posi- 
tively to install dancing. It will hap- 
pen April 24, and the floor space will 
be given to it on the balcony, Broad- 
way front. Capt. Churchill says he 
will have a 50x80 floor there. 



The American Roof Garden will like- 
ly have some of its 8th avenue and 42d 
street sides devoted to dancing the 
coming summer, on the theory the 
open air will prove more attractive for 
the dancers in the warm weather than 
the indoor places. The usual stage 
performance on the Roof will also be 
given. 



about "The Tango" and the mistaken 
belief "The Maxixe" is popular with the 
people, these dances are still but little 
taken part in publicly excepting by the 
professionals. 



Guy T. Murray and Margaret 
Wheaton, who were dancing for a 
month at the Piedmont Hotel, Atlanta, 
Ga., have returned to New York. 



The El Dorado, at 7th avenue and 
52nd street, has been taken under 
lease for 10 years by Carter de Haven, 
who expects to remodel and open it 
by Sept. 1. De Haven is said to have 
associates in the venture, and is on 
the lookout for a general manager for 
the place. 

The big cabaret number of the week 
happened at the home of Thomas J. 
Shanley, Jr., early Wednesday morn- 
ing when the stork deposited a girl 
on the doorstep. 

The Riverview, at Broadway and 
100th street, formerly a picture house, 
is now a dancing palace. It is taste- 
fully and modestly decorated. Only 
soft drinks are sold. Admission of 
15 cents with a charge of 5 cents per 
couple for each dance. 



The waltz is proving more popular in 
the New York dancing places at pres- 
ent than the other styles of stepping. 
Notwithstanding the continual talk 



On the New York Roof this week 
are Sebastian and Miss Bentley (also 
appearing at the Palace), Mons. Le 
Roy and Mile. Mone, Mr. Seabury and 
Miss Shaw. 

The Martinique has taken on danc- 
ing, using the floor on the elevation to 
the left of the restaurant in the Dutch 
grill room. Tables are set around the 
dance floor, as well as below. There 
are no encores for the raggers down 
there. When the four-piece white 
hand stops for the dances, another or- 
chestra over on the stage of the floor 
before immediately starts the music for 
one of the cabaret turns. There is 
music continuously in this way,^ with 
songs sandwiched in between the 
dances. Often the dancers attempt to 
hold up the cabaret performance by 
keeping up the applause for an encore. 

Cabaret audiences arc oftimes dis- 
couraging to the entertainers, say 
some of them, who complain that Sat- 
urday night is about the frostiest in 
the -'ay of applause of any during the 
week. The applause makers seem to 
have their on and off night almost any 
time though, according to the boys 
who sing above the rattle of the plates. 
There's no accounting for it, claim 
those who suffer, it's just wait and see. 
One time at Shanlcy's the cold spell 
was on for two weeks. Never during 
that time did anything get over. The 
singers changed songs, dresses and did 
everything they could think of. but 
couldn't break the hard luck run, until 
finally one night the house acted 
human. After that the diners applaud- 
ed as of yore. Another thing the 
cabaretters have noted, is that there's 



hardly any use trying to put over a 
new popular number in a cabaret. The 
house doesn't want to hear a song while 
eating until it has grown familiar with 
it. That may not be true of all res- 
taurants, but it has been the experience 
of many singers in them. 

Rod Waggoner, formerly with the 
William A. Brady shows, has been en- 
gaged to personally manage, exploit 
:md book extra dates for the tangoing 
pair, Louise Alexander and Clive 
Logan. Rod got started this week for 
the west where Miss Alexander has a 
long list of prearranged dates. Miss 
Alexander will play quite a number of 
clubs and cabarets while away from 
New York. 

Chicago, April 15. 
Bob Dailey, who handles the cabaret 
at Lipman's cafe, and Jake Sternad, 
who does a like service for the Edel- • 
weiss, have formulated a new idea in 
the exchange of talent'on certain times. 
The Lipman cabaret crew goes to the 
Edelweiss in a body Tuesday after- 
noons to entertain, and Friday nights 
the Edelweiss talent appears at Lip- 
man's. The experiment has been tried 
with huge success so far. 

A baseball night will be held at Na- 
talby's restaurant next Monday, given 
in honor of the Four Cook sisters, one 
of whom is engaged to marry "Buck" 
Weaver of the White Sox. The Sox 
will attend in a body. 

Cincinnati, April 15. 
Ray Philippe and wife, hotel dancers, 
tangoed from Kentucky to Ohio in 
5^4 minutes Sunday night. They be- 
gan at the Cincinnati end of the sus- 
pension bridge and ended at the Cov- 
ington end. The feat was done on a 
wager by Phflipps that he could make 
it in less than ten minutes. The dis- 
tance is 2,020 feet, or nearly a half a 
mile. Philipps estimates that the aver- 
age duration of a tango is six minutes. 

The stage of Heuck's Opera House 
will be converted into a dance hall. 
Prof. Du Vea and his wife will show 
the dancers how to do it. The danc- 
ing will not interfere with the picture 
shows. An asbestos curtain will be 
let down and the pictures shown on 
one side of it. 



Cleveland. April 15. 
The Priscilla theatre will operate a 
cabaret next fall in the basement under 
the theatre. The management had de- 
cided on this move in order to enter- 
tain patrons who cannot gain admis- 
sion to the house for the first shows 
each day. 

Erie, Pa., April 15. 
C. R. Cummins, who has built sev- 
eral of Erie's theatres and is one of its 
amusement impresarios winter and 
summer, plans to give the home guards 
something to keep them from taking 
the roads to other places for their 
summer entertainment by building a 
large dancing pavilion, band stand and 
refreshment place on the Lake Erie 
water front. He expects to open the 
r-ew place the last week in May. 



PARIS NOTES. 

Paris, April 8. 
Regina Flory will not be seen in the 
new revue by P. Ardot at the Capu- 
cines, due April 20. Regina is reported 
as going to the Palace,' London, in- 
stead. 

Miss Compton, Mary Massart and 
the comic Claudis are booked for the 
new revue by Delorme, at the Cigale, 
to be put on soon. 

Clement Bannel desires Varietv to 
state the persistent rumors he will 
leave the direction of the Folies 
Bergere are false. Not only is he 
rominal manager of the house, but he 
is also part owner of the lease. 



Charles Urban's Paris picture house, 
the pretty little Theatre Edouard VII, 
is now playing a few vaudeville acts 
in the program. 



Another revue is in rehearsal at the 
Moulin Rouge, in which Miles, de 
Vinci and Dragha will play the com- 
meres. Rancourt, a dancer who imi- 
tates Norman French, is also listed. 

After the run of the present operetta 
"Miousic" at the Olympia, a French 
version of "The Girl on the Film" will 
be presented this season. 

Mme. Calve, the operatic singer, 
was robbed of jewelry to the value of 
$2,000 by her footman, at Nice last 
week. The man is now a fugitive in 
Italy. 



There is some discord apparent at 
the Opera-Comique between the three 
directors, P. B. Gheusi and the Isola 
Brothers. They do not seem to hit it, 
and may dissolve the partnership 
created by a decree of the French 
Parliament Nov. 4, 1913. Different 
ideas of management of the theatre 
prevail in the two camps. It is also 
reported some friction is noticeable at 
the Comedie Francaise, where the new 
administrator insists in more discip- 
line being shown by the famous 
troupe. As political influences are 
often brought to bear in these two 
houses (both the Opera Comique and 
the Comedie Francaise being State 
subventioned theatres) the question is 
a delicate one. 



Mme. Emile Benoit has taken over 
the little Theatre du Chateau d'Eau, 
where she will continue the policy of 
reviving well known operettas. 



Charles Kiesgen, the Paris concert 
organizer, has dissolved partnership 
with Madier de Montjau, artd trans- 
ferred his office to 47 Rue Blanche. 

KOLKER IN "HELP WANTED." 

The point regarding where Henry 
Kolker is to place his services next 
season seems to have been definitely 
settled by the O ivcr Morosco office 
announcing his engagement for "Help 
Wanted." Others to be seen in the 
two companies of that play on the 
road are Charles Ricl.man, Lois Mere- 
dith and Grace Valentine. 

Alice Baxter has gone to Chicago, 
to play Mrs. Smith in the Chicago 
show, replacing Rose Winter out 
there. 



VARIETY 



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RIGID MOVIE CENSORSHIP BILL 
BEFORE ALBANY LEGISLATURE 

State Measure Up for Passage Another Bill for Federal 

Licensing of Pictures Introduced in Congress by 

Senator Hoke Smith. Both Provide for Salaried 

Commissions. Maker and Exhibitor Affected. 



Every effort is being made in Albany 
by Assemblyman Eadie to put through 
the state legislature an act providing 
for the amendment of the state boards 
and commission laws in relation to 
licensing picture films and the estab- 
lishment of a picture commission and 
defining the powers and duties thereof. 
The bill was read once and then re- 
ferred to the Committee on the Ju- 
diciary. 

Prominent picture men of New York 
say that the proposed enactment is ex- 
tremely detrimental to the movie busi- 
ness in general. 

Regarding the picture commission to 
be empowered the proposed amend- 
ment stipulates it shall be composed 
of three persons, one to be a woman. 
The commissioner of education at any 
time may appoint and remove the com- 
missioners, no member of the commit- 
tee being entitled to hold any other 
state office. Each commission shall 
serve six years, except that when the 
commission is first constituted, one to 
serve two years, one for four and the 
third for six years. Each commissioner 
shall thereafter be appointed for the 
full term of six years. 

The salary of, the chairman shall be 
$3,500 a year and the other two mem- 
bers shall receive $3,000 a year. The 
commission may engage assistants and 
fix their wages, both the commission 
and assistants to be paid by the state 
when traveling around on inspection 
trips. An office in New York will be 
maintained if the law is made effective. 

The commission's duties will be to 
license every film coming under its in- 
spection, and if it deems any film un- 
clean or immoral may bar it from being 
shown anywhere within the state of 
New York. 

At least one commisisoner shall view 
every film licensed, except those passed 
upon by the government or boards au- 
thorized by Congress, regulations for 
said approval being made by the New 
York Commission. The commission 
may, by unanimous vote, revoke the li- 
cense of any film at any time for cause 
shown. The commission shall examine 
any scenario submitted to it and give 
an opinion as to the suitability of the 
subject for public exhibition. 

The fee for a film examination by 
the commission shall be fifty cents; 

>r examining a scenario, $1. The fee 
fil>r each license issued shall be fifty 
ctfnts. 

'here can be no changing or alter- 
ing\ of the film after once licensed un- 
lessithe commission approves. 

Aitay person violating this law, if 
passiNd, shall be punished for a first of- 
fenseVby a fine of not less than $50, or 
by imprisonment for not more than 
thirty Mays, or by both a fine and im- 
prisonmnent. If the bill is passed it will 
take effect October 1 next. 

If Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia 



can have his way and is backed up by 
his colleagues in the Senater chamber 
at Washington there will be govern- 
ment censorship of films before the 
lapse of another year. 

Senator Smith's measure provides for 
a rigid censorship. Under no consid- 
eration will the law permit movies of 
prize fights or bull fights or immoral 
films to be exhibited. 

The censorship commission will em- 
brace five members to be appointed by 
President Wilson for six-year terms, 
the chairman to get $3,500 a year and 
the other members $3,000 each. 

The commission must pass upon each 
film, license it accordingly and issue a 
certificate describing its character, 
number of lineal feet and date of ap- 
proval. For each 1,000-foot film a fee 
of $3 shall be charged. 

Any alteration of the film after be- 
ing licensed will result in the exhibitor 
losing his license. Violations are pun- 
ishable by a $500 fine or one year's im- 
prisonment. 



NEW C0RP0RART10NS. 

Georgetown, Del., April. 15. 

Charters of Incorporation hare been at the 
State Department at Dover, Del., as follows : 

New York Grand Opera Co., New York ; 
capital stock. $5,000. Incorporators, Norrls R. 
Funk, Alfred G. Robyn. Maurice Harris, New 
York City. 

The Atlas Feature Film Co., capital stock, 
$200,000; to manufacture, sell and deal In 
picture Alms and carry on a general amuse- 
ment business. Incorporators, Clarence B. 
Baton, Joseph F. Curtis, both of New York 
City. 

Exclusive Supply Corporation, capital stock, 
$2,000,000; to sell, trade and deal In motion 
picture Alms. Incorporators, Joseph R. Miles, 
Arthur Butler Graham and B. G. Brown, all 
of New York City. 

Frazee Feature Film Corporation, capital 
stock, $50,000 ; to manufacture and deal In 
picture films. 

Jones Brothers and Wilson Show Co., War- 
ren, Pa. ; capital stock, $50,000 ; to own and 
acquire shows, circuses, hippodromes, menag- 
eries. Incorporators, J. Augustus Jones, E. 
H. JoneB, Warren, Pa. ; A. V. Bushklrk, Phila- 
delphia. 

Hoy burn Co., Wilmington, Del. ; capital 
stock, $80,000; to manufacture, sell and deal 
In picture films. Incorporators, H. B. Latter, 
W. J. Maloney, O. J. Relchard, all of Wil- 
mington, Del. 

Boulevard Amusement Co., Philadelphia ; 
capital stock, $100,000 ; to own. operate, man- 
age and control theatres, places of amuse- 
ment, etc. Incorporators, H. L. Gibson. Ed- 
mund E. Roork. Charles Heaton, all of Phila- 
delphia. 

united Photo Plays Co.. Dover, Del. ; capital 
stock. $250,000 ; to manufacture, sell and dis- 
pose of moving pictures of all kinds. Incor- 
porators. M. M. H Irons, W. F. Cooke, both of 
Dover, Del. 

American Camera Film Co.. Philadelphia ; 
capital stock. $50,000 ; to manufacture, buy, 
sell and deal In and with films, cameras, etc. 
Incorporators. S. C. Seymour. O. H. B. Msr- 
tin. Camden. N. J. ; F. R. Hansell, Philadel- 
phia. 

Advance Amunement Co., Philadelphia ; cap- 
Its! stock, $5,000; to furnish amusements of 
all kinds, theatrical performances, etc. In- 
corporators. O. H. B. Martin. S. C. Seymour, 
Camden, N. J. ; F. R. Hensell. Philadelphia. 

Imn Amusement Co., Philadelphia ; capital 
stock. $5,000. 

Panama Amusement Co., Philadelphia ; cap- 
ital stock. $5,000. 

Erave Amusement Co.. Philadelphia ; capital 
stock. $5,000. 

Bankers' Publicity 8ervlce Co., Harrlsbun?. 
Pa.; capital stock, $100,000; to engage in a 
general advertising business, theatrical and 
circus slirn boards. 

Pioneer Amusement Co.. Philadelphia ; cap- 
ital stock, $. r »,000 ; to furnish amusements of 
nil kinds and conduct theatrical performances 
of all kinds and descriptions. 

The St. Regis Corporation. Wilmington, 
T)el. ; capital stock. $101,000; to produce, ex- 
ploit and exhibit shows, vaudeville, etc. In- 
corporators. H. E. Latter, W. .1. Maloney. O. 
I Relchard, all of Wilmington. Del. 

Increase In caplt.nl stock of the United 
Photo Plays Co., Dover. Del., from $2,500 to 
$1,000,000. 



TERMS FOR PICTURES. 

Several Broadway theatres have set 
their figure for a picture exhibition. 
Two are asking the same amount of 
guaranteed rent, to be taken out of the 
first monies in the box office. It is 
$1,875 weekly. 

One theatre wanted $4,000 first 
money, with 50-50 split over that 
amount, the house to pay all expenses. 
This amount was calculated upon $1,- 
900 rent, $1,200 advertising ($700 ex- 
tra for the first week), and $1,300 house 
expenses. Later the same theatre 
agreed to a 50-50 split after the first 
$2,000, with the picture and theatre 
equally dividing all expenses. The 
house claimed this would amount to 
the same thing, and gave figures on 
papers to prove it, taking a gross of 
$6,000 on the week as the basis for the 
estimate. 

One theatre offered to split 50-50, 
after the rental had been deducted, 
with the house to pay all expenses. On 
a basis of $6,000 gross this would have 
given the picture $2,050 for the week, 
while the theatre would have had a net 
loss (exclusive of the rent) of $350. 
On an ordinary week these same fig- 
ures would have given the picture $2,- 
400, and the house could break even 
(making its rent without any extra ad- 
vertising). 

Another Broadway theatre that does 
not expect its present attraction to 
remain long is on the market for pic- 
tures, but will not submit terms until 
certain the house will be shortly va- 
cant. 



HILL GETTING IN PICTURES. 

The six reeled feature film which 
Gus Hill and film associates have un- 
der coures of construction is to be en- 
titled "The Lineup at Police Head- 
quarters," the story being a camera 
record of the way they do things in 
the New York police circles. 

Hill plans to produce all of his for- 
mer musical comedy pieces before the 
camera. 



Edison "Talker" Trying Again. 

Some time late in May or there- 
abouts, an Edison talking moving pic- 
ture will make another try in a 
theatre in Greater New York. The ex- 
periment will be repeated at the De 
Kalb, Brooklyn, where the arrange- 
ment with the concern is said to run 
close to $100 daily for the pictures, 
the Edison people to furnish the opera- 
tors. 

It was about this time last year the 
Edison "Talker" opened in vaudeville 
and fell down as a drawing attraction 
after the second week. The Edison 
concern now claims an improvement 
that will practically make a new card 
for the "Talker" with the wizard's 
name linked to it. Anyway they want 
a try in a legit house to satisfy them- 
selves. 



Studio in Mountainous Canada. 

Ernest Shipman of the Pan-Ameri- 
can Film Co. is negotiating with 
Arthur J. Aylesworth of Edmonton, 
Can., who has just ended a six 
months' hunting tour through the 
Mackenzie Basin for picture purposes, 
relative to. the establishment of a 
studio at the foot of the Rocky Moun- 
tains in Canada for the making of 
photo plays. 



$5,000 AS BOOK ROYALTY. 

$5,000 is the figure asked for the pic- 
ture rights to "Hagar ReveUy," a best 
seller novel written by Dr. Daniel 
Carson Goodman. An offer of $4,000 
is said to have been proferred tor the 

rights by the. Pathe people. The Voir 
versal is reported considering the $5,- 
000 price. 

Dr. Goodman wrote "The Battle of 
the Sexes," which opened at Weber's 
Sunday, in five reels. 

The high prices asked as royalty for 
"book" and "play" stories are bring- 
ing out much discussion with film 
manufacturers as to the advisability 
of paying 'the money for something at 
hand rather than to bring in a new lot 
of scenario writers through additional 
inducements in the way of larger 
recompense for their work. 



"SAVIOUR" FILM FALLS DOWN. 

It's report that the men back of the 

Pathe colored special picture entitled 

"The Life of Our Saviour" stand to 

lose close to a million dollars on the 

film as the expected financial results 
fell down with a thud. Owing to the 
poor attendance along the road and in 
the houses of the big cities the various 
exhibits sent out of New York have 
been recalled. It's doubtful if any more 
will be sent out at present. It may 
be that road outfits will be booked 
for the one-nighters and an effort to 
recoup made in this direction. 

Results from the big city bookings 
show one result — the people do not 
care for the big Biblical picture. "The 
Life of Our Saviour" took a long time 
in the making and cost a small fortune 
but even its New York exhibition failed 
to turn in the money expected. 

It was predicted before the "Saviour" 
feature opened it could not do very 
much and at most had to depend upon 
the church-going element in the smaller 
towns for support. This was not ex- 
pected to be large. The "paper" put 
out for the film showing the cruci- 
fixion in a repellant manner, the same 
as it was done on the screen, also 
mitigated against the chances for suc- 
cess. 



PATHE HASN'T EXPOSITION. 

San Francisco, April 15. 

It is reported Pathe Freres have not 
the moving picture rights to the 
Panama Exposition. The negotia- 
tions fell through, it is said, and an- 
other picture concern is after them. 



Leon Gaumont Honored. 

Leon Gaumont has received the first 
prize as the discovert r of cinemato- 
graphic colors. 

The presentation was made by E. 
VVallon in the name of the Commis- 
sion of the French Society of Photo- 
graphy. 



YOUNG PEOPLE KEPT OUT. 

Chicago, April 15. 
There arc two picture shows in town 
to which persons under 18 years of 
age are not admitted. They are "The 
Scarlet Letter" at the Zcigfcld, and 
"The Drug Terror" at the La Salle. 

If yon don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertlae at alK 



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VARIETY 



PROBLEMATICAL FEATURE FILM 

VALU ES AT PRESENT TIME 

Some Cities Paying High Rates for Rental, While Other 
Towns Will Play Pictures Only on Sharing Terms. 
$750 for "Sea Wolf" at Strand, $1,000 for "Brew- 
ster's Millions ." Broadway Showing Very 
Desirable, Meaning Much for State 
Right Sales. 



The value of feature films in America 
is problematical at the present time. 
Those controlling them are gradually 
discovering this condition in the pic- 
ture world. 

Producers who have invested large 
sums of money in making expensive 
features and those purchasing stats 
rights are learning that while they can 
command as much as $150 and $200 a 
day for their pictures in a few in- 
stances, they cannot secure any 
prices at all in the small towns. 

For instance it is understood that 
the Strand, just opened, is paying 
$750 for a week of "The Sea Wolf" for 
its initial showing in New York, and 
$1,000 under a similar arrangement for 
"Brewster's Millions." But the Strand 
is the exception which insists on hav- 
ing first call on the best the market 
affords. 

It is being already figured that the 
showing of a picture at Broadway 
theatres with handsome auditoriums 
will enhance its value for state rights 
sales by a considerable margin, so that 
before long the competition to get a 
showing there will be so great the price 
will be cut in half and may eventually 
culminate in the feature manufacturer 
paying for the privilege of showing his 
product "on Broadway." 

A. H. Woods played his "Last 100 
Days of Napoleon" at the New York 
on a percentage arrangement, with a 
guarantee of but $500 for a week for 
himself, and the Jack Gleason Giants- 
White Sox picture is in the New York 
for two weeks under a similar arrange- 
ment. Yet Woods, when approached 
for the sale of the rights of his "Na- 
poleon" film for four western states, 
asked $5,000, furnishing no prints and 
requiring the prospective states rights 
buyer to pay 8 cents a foot for every 
print. The same buyer was asked 
$2,500 for ten weeks' rights in the 
same territory for a vice film, already 
shown in Frisco and Los Angeles, the 
two largest towns covered in the area 
negotiated for. 

Some of these films are contracted 
for exhibition in upper New York 
state and in one town of 4,000 popu- 
lation are playing on a straight 50-50 
sharing contract, the films receiving 
no guarantee of receipts which, at best, 
are limited in so small a community. 

As stated in last week's Varieti, the 
General Film feature department is re- 
ported to have contracted in some in- 
stances for a one day's showing and 
permitting its feature films to be ex- 
hibited a second day without any addi- 
tional charge. 

The picture market is being rapidly 
glutted with so-called "features" until 
the smallest exhibitor is now in a 
position to almost dictate terms and 



make his own selections. Before long 
a goodly proportion of the feature 
film producers will be driven to the 
wall. 

$15,000 was asked for the New York 
state (including New York City^ o( 
a dramatic film that had been pro- 
nounced as good as anything in its 
class. $10,000 was offered and the 
prospective purchaser stated he would 
go to $12,000. Other state right fig- 
ures vary and it is mostly a matter of 
bargaining. 

The daily price for features has not 
decreased to any extent. The $5 or $6 
a-day-a-reel is still contending with 
the films that cost from $35 to $50 
daily. The smaller priced film at 
times gives as much satisfaction as the 
larger ones, but there is no surety 
about the small price service where the 
features are used as they arrive, with 
perhaps some one film showing box 
office powers every once in a r hile. 
A certain film lately shown in New 
England was a sensation in one 
town, while in another city within KX 1 
miles it was laughed at so noisily by 
the first audience the running was 
stopped and the film taken off. It was 
not a comedy picture. 



FEATURE FILM AT GLOBE. 

The Universale feature film in seven 
reels of Annette Kellerman as "Nep- 
tune's Daughter" (title of picture) will 
open at the Globe theatre, New York, 
April 27. It is an Imp made film, di- 
rected by Herbert Brenon. 

The introduction of the picture will 
be the first the Globe has held. It 
places another Broadway theatre in 
the picture ranks. "The Queen of the 
Movies" left the house last Saturday. 
It is now "dark" and will remain so 
until the feature film opens. 



DRESSLER IN PICTURES. 

Los Angeles, April 15. 

A salary war, in which Marie Dress- 
ier and Mabel Normand, known as 
"The Queen of the Movies," are strug- 
gling for supremacy, was given light 
today with the announcement that Miss 
Dressier had left the stage for pic- 
tures. She is now a member of the 
Keystone company, of which Miss 
N'ormand has been leading lady for 
several years at a salary reported to be 
$1,500 a week. 

The storm broke out when Miss 
.Dressier took possession of the star 
dressing room at the Keystone studio, 
which for the past two years has been 
sacred to Miss Normand. This pre- 
cipitated such a riot a second stellar 
dressing room was hastily constructed 
in an effort to appease both temper- 
mental females. Miss Dressler's pic- 
ture salary is quoted at $2,800 a week. 



BALL AT STATE CONVENTION. 

Rochester, N. Y., April 15. 
With the New York State convention 
of the Motion Picture Exhibitors 
League only two weeks off, Rochester 
is at present preparing to entertain 
royally the 150 or 200 delegates who 
are expected to attend. May 5 is the 

date of the convention. 

The program was officially an- 
nounced yesterday. The hotel Seneca 
has been chosen as the headquarters. 
The first business session will be 
called to order by President A. N. 
Wolff. Besides electing officers for 
the coming year, delegates to the na- 
tional gathering at Dayton the week of 
July 6 will be chosen. 

The convention will be brought to 
a close with a grand ball in the even- 
ing. Convention Hall has been leased 
for it. Treasurer W. C. Hubbard, of 
the local branch No. 11, is chairman 
of the dance committee. 

Four film stars, probably Mary Ful- 
ler, Pearl White, Crane Wilbur and 
Warren Kerrigan, will be invited to at- 
tend the ball. Whether they will take 
a chance and come is not known, be- 
cause of Francis X. Bushman's ex- 
perience at last year's ball. Bushman 
received 537 phone calls during the 
evening from admiring women and 
girls who wanted to fix up dates with 
the popular Essanay star. 

Some of the prominent men of film- 
dom who will attend are National 
President M. A. Neff, of Cincinnati; 
National Secretary George H. Wiley, 
of Kansas City: National Vice-Presi- 
dent F. C. Pierce, of Geneva; State 
Secretary Morris L. Fleischman, of 
New York City, and State Vice-Presi- 
dent I. L. Davis, of Binghamton. 



PROGRESSIVE CO. HAS CAREY. 

The Progressive Motion Picture 
Corporation, which has just shoed its 
castor into the photoplay ring, has en- 
gaged Harry D. Carey, a former Bio- 
graph lead, as head director. David 
W. Cobbett, photo expert, and B. F. 
Delaney, scenic artist, also former 
Biograph connections, have joined the 
Progressive forces. 

"The Master Cracksman" will be the 
Progressive's first feature film, a five- 
reeler to be released in the near future. 

George Sydney (Busy Izzy) has 
been erfgaged by the Progressive to 
appear in a series of Hebrew comedy 
films following the close of his legiti- 
mate tour. 



CENSORING AGAIN IN OHIO. 

Cleveland, April 15. 
Federal Judge Killits at Toledo Fri- 
day cleared the way for immediate re- 
sumption of censoring of films by the 

Ohio Moving Picture Censor Board. 
He denied the Mutual Film Corpora- 
tion of Cleveland additional time in 
which to preptre an appeal f.om the 
decision upholding the law. 

The Mutual people made an appeal 
to the judge immediately after the 
federal judges of this district had de- 
clared the Ohio censoring board a 
legal institution and had given the 
complainants 15 days in which to ap- 
peal. 



STRAND'S BIG START. 

The Strand had its regular opening 
Sunday last, giving an invitation per- 
formance Saturday night, with "The 
Spoilers," in nine reels, as the attrac- 
tion. The orchestra of about 25 
pieces, the Strand Quartet and three 
organs furnished the musical diversion. 

Business Sunday was very big, and 
it is claimed the theatre did almost 
capacity business throughout the sev- 
eral shows. It kept up Monday and 
showed as much strength Tuesday. 

The opinion frequently expressed be- 
fore the Strand opened was repeated 
after the show people had seen the 
theatre. It was to the effect that the 
Strand would not continue with pic- 
tures, but would take on a legitimate 
attraction by next season, probably 
musical comedy. 

The New York theatre showing the 
Giant-White Sox pictures did not 
start very well Sunday, the first day 
the picture was shown. The film was 
ordered cut down after being run 
through once. 

The Vitagraph theatre presented a 
new program Monday, and at Weber's 
"The Battle of the Sexes" was also 
shown for the first time this week, it 
appearing to create some talk about, 
the title catching attention. 

At the Strand where the long throw 
of the Simplex machine (installed by 
J. E. Robin) was a matter of interest, 
i« was said the machine worked per- 
fectly. The throw is 150 feet from the 
booth to the stage. 

"The Spoilers" will be held over a 
second week at the Strand. "Brew- 
ster's Millions" comes the third week. 

The addition of the Globe to the pic- 
ture column gives five big theatres 
within almost as many blocks along 
Broadway playing feature films. They 
are the Broadway, Vitagraph, New 
York, and Strand. The Republic (the 
Universale show place for a while), 
locked its doors Monday, following a 
court order. 

Farther down Broadway Proctor's 
Fifth Avenue is doing no business at 
all of any account with films showing 
at present "For Napoleon and France" 
to extremely light patronage. 

Picture houses around Times Square 
placed the blame for light business in 
the early part of the week to the 
Strand and its prices of 25 cents top. 
Wednesday the Strand placed the first 
15 rows of the orchestra at reserved 
sale for 50 cents each. It was said at 
the theatre a demand for the higher 
priced section brought about the 
change. The 50-cent price will not be 
advertised. j 

The Strand had a turnaway each J 
evening up to Wednesday (when lastf 
reported). The Monday and Tuesday/ 
matinees were not capacity all th'A 
time, though full houses reigned fro m 
six o'clock onward. About 1,000 people 
were turned away each evening, wSth 
more than that Sunda, the day of op,<en- 
ing. If the Strand continues the wee 1c as 
it started, it will do a gross of T $9,- 
000 at least. The show people .alonj^ 
Uroadway are figuring its rent .at $2,- 
000. and cost of operating the t neatre, 
$2,500. besides the big film re .ntal. 



VARIETY 



21 



STRONGHEART. 

"Strongheart" was pictured last May by the 
Blograph when Henry Walthall was on Its 
payroll. To Walthall was entrusted the pat 
role of the Indian which Robert Edeson so suc- 
cessfully portrayed In the stage version. As 
there will be hundreds perhaps thousands see 
tliis feature Him who have also seen the 
legitimate presentation there Is bound to be a 
comparison. In the comparison Walthall Is 
bound to suffer as Edeson put more of a solid 
combination of the stoical Indian and true 
college spirit into his clever interpretation of 
tbe role. Walthall's Indian la more subdued, 
less fiery and not so Impulsive as the Edeson 
type. He does not put tbe tire and punch Into 
the big scene in the gymnasium where Strong- 
heart, declared Ineligible during the second 
half (tbe piece was written before tbe halves 
were shortened Into ten-minute periods) Is 
forced to remain off the field but watches the 
game from tbe gym windows. More could 
have been gotten out of the football climaxes 
(In the plcturo). A director could have shown 
Strongheart at practice with tbe team thereby 
enhancing the picture impression tbe Indian 
is about tbe most potent factor In the team's 
running. There seems to be, something lack- 
ing although the director has done his nest to 
give it a typical college atmosphere. In book 
form or piayform where strong situations rest 
wholly upon the 'words" the effect desired 
cannot be aB strongly drawn out in the pic- 
tures. In pictures it's "action" that speaks 
louder than words. Walthall deserves credit 
for doing as well as he does with the part and 
following a man in tbe role wbo made the 
stage presentation a success through his per- 
sonal work. As tbe Indian be leaves bis*t>ale- 
face brothers to go to college, is prominent 
in the football struggles and of course falls in 
love. Tbe love Is reciprocated and all looks 
fine and dandy for Strongheart until a red- 
skin In tbe full regalia of bis tribe comes and 
tells Strongheart bis father Is dead and that 
be Is wanted with tbe tribe. Strongheart 
yields, returns to bis people, leaving bis sweet- 
heart behind. In tbe picture there's tbe plot 
wherein Tborne steals tbe football signals and 
sends them to tbe opposing team. Strongheart 
sacrifices his football honor to save Dick who 
appears to have taken tbe signals and later tbe 
truth comes out with Tborne being kicked out 
of school. To tbe movie fami tbe rescuing 
scene of Dick by tbe Indian, tbe college party 
and the football game will keep tbe Picture 
from railing Into tbe discard. The photo- 
graphy gives satisfaction. Most of the parts 
are well played although some of those acton 
at times forgot they were university boys. To 
tbe young man or woman (there are co-educa- 
tional universities to be sure) wbo has lived 
In a college town or has spent from one to 
four years In an American university tbls 
picture of "Strongheart" Is not going to have 
the popularity It might have otherwise en- 
joyed had more attention been ma»e to U.e 
outside college life that could have been por- 
trayed before the camera. (What a great cel- 
ebration scene could have been worked up fol- 
lowing tbe football victory!) Tben again a 
fraternity Initiation could have been played as 
a feature with a class rush or some sort of 
university spirit shown that would have helped 
enliven tbe movie production. In "Strong- 
heart" they have Inserted a scene for a tango 
exhibition, showing up-to-datedness. but In the 
football game the director did not keep abreast 
of tbe times. He bad to stick to tbe original 
manuscript and not make It one of the new 
ten-minute period affairs Instead of using tLe 
old "first and second half" Idea. The football 
rules have changed as well as the dancing 
steps. Mark. 

THE OUTLAW REFORMS. 

The World's Special people have a Criterion 
four-roeler, "The Outlaw." It Is one of those 
wild and wooly western tales, full of cowboy 
horsemanship, hold-ups, Indians and so forth. 
Entitled "The Outlaw Reforms." It opens with 
a prolog, showing the outlaw as a boy discov- 
ering silver and being chased off the claim 
by a pair of villains, who afterward shoot and 
kill his father. He swears vengeance and ten 
years later Is a young man earning a stren- 
uous living an an outlaw highwayman. Sheriff 
goes after him single-banded and they are 
pursued by Indians. They declare a temporary 
truce for mutual protection from the redskins. 
For sheer love of excitement the outlaw bolds 
up stage driver for a chew of tobacco. Posse, 
without sheriff, start In pursuit of outlaw. He 
ropes the heavy, who travels all through the 
film as blB nemesis. Sheriff's sister comes 
from the east and her stage-coach Is pursued 
by Indians. Outlaw saves her but Is wounded. 
She binds his wound and he falls In love with 
her and vice versa. Heavy seizes the girl and 
smothers her with kisses. She screams 
'Help." Outlaw "to the rescue." She says 
to him : "My outlaw, promise me you will 
never shoot another man* and gives blm a 
chaste kiss. "Tbe boys" hold up stage-coach 
(that's a busy vehicle) and outlaw, with sher- 
iff, pet drop on the whole crowd. Outlaw 
(nils on girl and finally decides to go to work 
at eowpunchlng and earn an honest living. It 
oventuntes In the marriage of sheriff's sister 
to reformed outlaw. On the night of the wed- 
ding the heavy returns for "revenge"; looks 
through the window where ceremony hns taken 
place. Outlaw goes out for air. unarmed. Is 
held up by heavy. A struggle, revolver on 
ground Just as heavy gets It In his band again, 
glrl-wlfe comes out. shoots, hits heavv's gun 
deflecting It toward the villain who is killed. 
S^ene shifts to three years later, showing little 
baby In home, playing with a huge gun and 
the ex-outlaw and his wife very hnp^v. T! •■■ 
main asset to the picture Is It* wealth of 
action In the out-door western cowboy life 

Jolo. 

If yon don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



GIANTS-WHITE SOX. 

The long reeled picture of the baseball 
players' trip around the world the past win- 
ter was first publicly ihown at the New York 
Times theatre Sunday. After looking over a few 
reels of the film. It would appear the picture 
had been hurried to tbe screen from the fac- 
tory, without the necessary cutting and re- 
joining. It Is In reality a travelog, with here 
and there snatches of a baseball game played 
between the natives and the teams in foreign 
countries. The well known baseballers who 
went along are shown Individually at different 
times, with Germany Schaefer always In the 
foreground whenever the camera was work- 
ing. Schaefer had his photo taken more often 
than all the other players combined. A sort 
of story Is attempted through "The greatest 
bug In the world." a baseball fan wbo Is broke 
decided to travel with the teams, upon read- 
ing the announcement of their going. He 
"beats his way" over railroads and oceans, 
and Into the bleachers of each country, 
watching all games while "rooting." This 
man was a curiosity to tbe people of Japan, 
Manila and China, who were aware, however, 
that he had something to do with tbe teams 
through seeing tbe camera always upon him. 
John J. Oleason presents this series, taken by 
bis emissaries on the tour. "Matty" Is there 
with his young son, and there are other famous 
players. The scenic and action views are In- 
teresting In a way, If the auditor goes In 
search of this kind of picture, but looking 
for baseball, he does not care overmuch for 
landscapes. Some of the games as pictured 
were cameraed from behind centre field, mak- 
ing the action rather Indistinct, with no op- 
portunity of the audience distinguishing the 
{•layers. Of the striking scenes, a storm on 
he Pacific Ocean was very effective. With 
the picture shortened, it may he made more 
lively. The extent of its drawing power will 
have to be determined. One would say tbls 
might be better In the excitement of the sea- 
son than at present. 8ime. 



THE IMPERSONATOR. 

"The Impersonator" Is a three-reeler which 
Edison released April 10. It Is said to have 
been adapted from a novel written by May I in- 
lay Taylor Summed up as a whole It does 
not hand out much of a punch for a movie 
production. Edison did the best It could but 
even the work of a quartet of Its most cap- 
able players fall to make It a very Important 
picture subject It Is nearly all Indoor 
pbotoplay wit ha few exteriors that have been 
seen many times before In camera exhlltion. 



There are several views of the Capitol at Wash- 
ington, with a supposed speech by a young 
congressman with the principal woman an 
interested onlooker but whst the speech was 
about no one knew as no explanation was 
made by the subtitles. Of late tbe movie 
companies have been turning out novel tsttc 
subjects without giving the principals much 
to do but make motions with their hands and 
mouth and wben one realizes that they are giv- 
ing them triphammer action In even the one- 
reelers It behooves the multiple part makers 
to hand something besides numerous confabs 
In studio Interiors. In "The Impersonator" 
are Gertrude McCoy as the Impersonator, 
Marc McDermott as Count Portucarrero, 
Augustus Phillips as Congressman Hyland, 
William Becbtel, Elizabeth Miller and others. 
The subject as a dramatic photoplay is tame 
and none of the roles calls for much acting. 
Miss McCoy goes through many facial con- 
tortions to convey different feelings. The story 
tells of a deception practiced by a May Had- 
dlng upon a rich aunt. She sends May Lang 
(Miss McCoy) to Washington from tbe other 
side, palming herself off so she can Ingratiate 
herself Into the ways and money coffers of 
the older relatives. Old Mrs. Whiting Is a 
match maker and would wed tbe supposed 
niece off to a fat boy with a bankroll, but Miss 
Lang Is sweet on tbe young congressman. 
There's a rich Count with tbe usual whisker* 
who is the father of Miss Lang, but no one 
knows It but the Count. After tbe Haddlng 
woman and an eavesdropping secretary of 
Mrs. Whiting's cause all sorts of trouble for 
the Impersonator and make known their part 
In the affair and Miss Lang tells tbe true 
story before the others beat her to It. she 
goes to a Mrs. Turner's to live, tbe Count 
having requested that Mrs. Turner take the 
girl for a few days. Later comes a turn- 
down of Mrs. Whiting and a former young 
artist who also gives Miss Lang the worst of 
It when she becomes the Countess upon tbe 
death of her father and his admission that 
she Is his own flesh, and blood. Tbe ending 
comes with Miss Lang going to tbe Congress- 
man and slipping ber band Into hlB. admit- 
ting that she loves him now that she has a 
name. Tbe pbotograpby meets all require- 
ments and tbe players enact their roles effec- 
tively without messing up their hair or clothes 
to any extent. Once It looked like a hair- 
pulling match between Miss McCoy and several 
of tbe other women principals, but of course 
such female unpleasantness was avoided. 
Wben hardworking, hustling heroes and he- 
roines are saddled with Inane roles that call 
for a camera vacation It's about time some of 
the overworked novels were left on the library 
shelves. Jfarfc. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Apr. 20 to Apr. 27, 'nc) 

MANUFACTURERS INDICATED BY ABBREVIATIONS, VIZ.: 



GENERAL 




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.. V 


Blograph 


.. B 


Kalem 


.. K 


Lubin 


.. L 


Pathes 


Pthe 


Selig 


.. 8 


Edison 


.. E 


Essanay 


S-A 


Klelne 


. . Kl 


Melles 


Mel 




Amb 



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G. N. 8. F ON 

Ramo R 

Solax Sol 

Eclectic Eel 

K\ R. A.......... F 

Lewis Pennants.. L P 

Gt. Northern ON 

Dragon • . . . D 

Itala It 

O. N. X. X..GNXX 
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Luna Lu 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp 1 

Gem Qem 

Bison B101 

Chrystal C 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold 8eal O 8 

Joker J 

Universal Ike U I 

Sterling Bter 



MLTIAL 

Oaumont O 



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American A 

Keystonu Key 

Hcllunco Rel 

Mujestlc MaJ 

Thanhousor T 

Kay-Bee K B 

Broncho Br 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komlc Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion Ln 

Hepworth U 

otherwise noted. 



APRIL 20— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Widow's Investment, 2- reel 
dr, A ; Mutual Girl, dr, Rel ; Keystone title 
not announced. 

GENERAL F— The Scar. dr. B; The Adven- 
ture of the Stolen Papers, com, E ; The Se- 
cret Fonnunla, 2- reel dr. K ; Batty as a 
Guardian Angel, and H ana some Harry Minds 
the Shop, split-reel, com, Mel ; Patbe's Week- 
ly, No. 32, Pthe; Tbe Adventures or Katblyn, 
No. (The Spellbound Multitude), 2- reel dr, 
S; Sonny Jim at tbe North Pole, dr, V. 

UNIVERSAL— Tbe Lion, dr, Vic; Miss No- 
body from Nowhere, sVreel dr, I ; Powers title 
not announced. 

APRIL 21— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL — Tbe Man Wbo Came Back, dr. 
Be ; An Unredeemed Pledge, dr. MaJ ; Than- 
houser title not announced. 

GENERAL F— Her False Friend, 2-reel dr. 
Kl ; Tbe Hunted Animal, dr, E, Tbe Spirit of 
tbe Madonna, dr. S-A ; Outwitting Dad, and 
Tbe Rube's Duck, split-reel com, L; Whiffles 
hunts tbe Sway, com, snd Straw Hat In- 
dustry In Flesole (Ind), split-reel, Pthe; The 
Second Wife, dr. S; The Spirit and the 
Clay. 2-reel dr, V. 

UNIVERSAL— Lucille Love, "The Girl of 
Mystery," 2-reel- 'dr, O S; Charlie's Rival, 
and Si Puts One Over, split-reel com, C ; 
When Universal Ike Set, com, U I. 

APRIL 22— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— David Grey's Estate, dr, A ; The 
Silent Witness. 2-reel dr, Br; Komlc title 
not announced. 

GENERAL F— When East Met West In Bos- 
ton, com E; Wrong All Around, dr, S-A; Grey 
Engle's Last Stand, 2-reel dr. K ; The Klon- 
dike Hubble, 2-reel dr, L; Col. Heeza Liar 
In Mexico (cartoon), and Siamese Customs, 
Indlo-China (educ), split-reel, Pathe ; The 
Last Man's Club, dr, S; Fanny's Melodrama, 
com-dr. V. 

UNIVERSAL— The Fruit of Evil. dr. N ; 
The Sharps Want a Flat. com. J ; In the 
Shadow of tbe Mosque. 2-reel dr, Eclr; Uni- 
versal Animated Weekly. No 111. I'. 



APRIL 23— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— A Common Mistake, 2-reel dr, 
Dom ; When Hazel Met tbe Villain, com, Key ; 
Mutual Weekly. No 00, M. 

GENERAL F— A Man in tbe House and Tbe 
Tango Flat, split-reel com, D ; Slippery Slim 
and tbe Stork, com, 8-A ; Tbe Death Warrant, 
2-reel dr. L; Winky Willie and tbe Cherries 
and Batty Dill's Bustle Makes Everyone 
Hustle, split-reel com, Mel ; Patbe's Weekly, 
No 33. and The Tango Craze, 2-reel com, 
Ptbe; In Spite of tbe Evidence, dr, S ; A Lit- 
tle Madonna, dr, V. 

UNIVERSAL— Tbe Stranger at Hickory Nut 
Gap, dr, I ; Risen From the Ashes, dr. Rx ; 
Love and Vengeance, 2-reel com. Ster ; A 
Neighborly Quarrel, com, Frnt. 

APRIL 24— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Rightful Heir. 2-reel dr. K 
B ; His Reward, dr. Pr ; Wben Algy Froze Up, 
com, T. 

GENERAL F— The Unopened Letter. 2- reel 
com. E; A Man for A 'That. 2-reel dr. S-A; 
A Salt Mackerel Mine, dr, K ; Will Hlood 
Tell, dr, L; Mike the Avenger, dr, and Doc 
Yak. Artillery Man (cartoon), spllt-rccl. S; 
Tangled Tangolst, com V. 

UNIVERSAL— The Honeymoon, rom, N; 
The Taint of an Allen, dr, P ; The Daughter 
of a Crook, 3- reel dr. Vic. 

APRIL 25— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAIy— The Return of Cal Clauson, 2- 
reel dr. Rel ; Keystone title not announced ; 
Two Hungry Tramps and The Tale of a Cap, 
split-reel com, R. 

GENERAL F— Finite Force. 2-reel, dr. II : 
On Ihe Heights, Sixth of the "Dolly of the 
Dallies" Series, dr. E; lironcho Hilly. Gun- 
Man, dr. S-A ; The Nurse and the Counter- 
feiter, dr. K ; Little Ilreerhes and A Drenm 
of the Clnus. split-reel com. I, ; lireaklng 
Even, 2-reel com, Pthe; Her Scoop. 2-reel dr. 
V, 

UNIVERSAL Nugget Nell's Ward. dr, 
Ernt ; Old California. 2-reel dr. U. 101; Joksr 
title not announced. 



BATTLE OF THE SEXES. 

The plates on this Ave- reel Mutual feature 
Him bear "The Single Standard" only as the 
name of the picture now at Weber's. That 
may not have been thought "strong enough" 
for a title, as "The Single Standard" may be 
applied according to subject and Is not always 
quickly grasped by the public not interested in 
it, so "The Battle of the Sexes" was added. 
That Is better for the box office. This picture, 
directed by David W. Orlfflth, should pull 
business. The story is credited to Dr. David 
Corson Goodman. It is a familiar but Inti- 
mate tale vividly Illustrated on the screen^ 
Tbe story gains much more in strength there- 
by. Tbe Mutual may claim both "moral" and 
"lesson" for this one. While almost wholly 
of tbe atudlo Mr. Griffith keeps It alive every 
moment. His "contrasts" are admirable. The 
five reels pass rapidly In review, giving the 
feature a speed that speaks very well for It. 
A family of four, father, mother, son ana 
daughter, are living ln an apartment house. 
To the same floor comes an adventuress, who, 
coached by her lover, Is "planted" there to 
"make a play" for the bUBband and father. 
His general reputation is undisclosed, but it 
may be ''taken for granted that he is a 
wealthy "chaser." Of the few Incongruities in 
the tale, the fact that a worldly man would 
begin operations so close to home Is assuredly 
one. The woman, after renting the apart- 
ment, goes to work on the head of the bouse 
In the opposite fiat by leaving her door 
ajar and her skirt slightly lifted, as the hus- 
band starts out. He sees the well moulded 
limb protruding from tbe dress, while on his 
way to tbe elevator. Tbls scene, and a suc- 
ceeding one, are extremely well put on, the 
second scene having a little lire in the apart- 
ment of tbe woman, started by ber carelessly 
throwing a cigarette on the floor. Rushing into 
tbe ball she shouts "Fire," but is only beard 
by tbe husband, now alone In his rooms. Not 
even the elevator boy (always there on tbe 
second at other times) heard the woman's out- 
cries. Tbe husband puts out tbe fire, admires 
ber negligee costume that Is a very gauzy 
bouse gown Inclined to slip off the shoulders, 
and being a fast worker, he kisses her before 
leaving, tbe kissing going Into a dissolve that 
leaves tbe sheet much blanker than tbe Imag- 
ination of tbe audience. From this beginning 
the story pictures a mistress, a broken home 
through the separation or tbe husband, and 
wife after quarelllng, a heart-broken mother 
and two sad children. One of the latter, the 
daughter, In a spirit of vengeance and Jus- 
tice, decides to shoot the adventuress. She 
repairs to her apartment, holding a revolver, 
secrets herself in the alcove, but at the cru- 
cial moment, falters, and Instead, appeals to 
the seductress of ber father. The mistress 
yields to the plea, plans a denoument for the 
father, and wben be Immediately calls upon 
her, she permits blm to discover bis daughter 
In an ante-room, where the lover of the ad- 
venturess (called upon for the purpose) Is 
apparently on confidential terms with the girl. 
The father Is appalled at tbe thought of tbe 
possibilities. The synopsis claims the father 
said. "My daughter! What are you doing 
here?" with tbe girl replying. "My father, 
what are you doing here?" bringing more out 
toe single standard of morality (simply de- 
scribed aa "What's sauce for tbe goose 
Is sauce for tbe gander") as applied to . 
men and women, In this Instance tbe father 
and the daughter, probably those two upon 
the theory It would be a dangerous picture 
point to even attempt to compromise the mother 
of grown-up children. Tbe situation brings 
the father to a realization. His daughter as- 
sures him she Is Innocent of any wrong. He 
spurns tbe adventuress, whom by tbls time bad 
been presenting her bills to him for payment, 
and returns to his apartment across the ball, 
an anti-climax disclosing the family of four 
once more ba~ny and re-unlted. The climax, 
entirely unnecessary. Is the agent of the build- 
ing about to bang up a sign reading "Apart- 
ment for Rent," suggesting the adventuress 
moved. It is as useless a presumption as Is 
thst final flash that should be cut off the 
film, leaving the viewers with the picture of 
happiness and the triumph of affection over 
vlclousness. Mr. Griffith took a couple of lib- 
erties, perhaps film privilege. One of the 
most glaring was the set of a dancing cabaret, 
where tbe husband, bringing his mistress 
there for the evening, and seated In a com- 
partment next to his wife and children, holds 
tbe woman's hand, also kisses her. In that 
public place. Another was when the husband 
while at his club, telephoned hla mistress In 
such an unmistakable way his friends seated 
about caught the conversation, as evi- 
denced by their smile.*. The picture 
features Donald Crisp, Robert Hnrr»n and 
Lillian Glsch. Mr. Crisp taking the husband, 
Mr. Harron the son and Miss Glseh the 
daughter. The acting hit of the film, far and 
away over anything else. I n the wife, played by 
Mary Alden. As a mlddleaged woman, called 
upon to p.intnmlmlenlly reprr'nl all tin- 
emotions. Including an impulse toward Insan- 
ity upon the discovery of her husband's un- 
faithfulness, and the thought of the ensuing 
scandal nnd her children Miss Alden In this 
picture, Is superb. She a'.so lends n powerful 
dignity to her motherly role that steps right 
out of the sheet. Mr. Crisp gives a compe- 
tent performance. Miss Cinch \» girlish and 
nice, Mr. Harron does exceedingly well ns the 
son. and Owen Moore ns the lover. In a some- 
what slim piirt. plays It well. The Mot on the 
acting whs Fay Tlncher r\n Cleo, the adven- 
turess. Miss Tlncher overplnyed. overmade up 
nnd gnv* the ehurncter ;» touch that robbed 
the unsympathetic role of the belief *he poa- 
sesscd or eon Id possess the power to hold a 
man of family. Miss Tlncher looked well and 
^llresed the same. All the women are cos- 
tumed In modish gowns "Thp Hntlle of the 
Sexes" Is a fine, big object lesson. It may 
patch up many a broken home, nnd no doubt 
will be blessed bv thousands of women 
throughout tills country, for It's going to punch 
both ways, the woman who errs and the 
womnn who suffers, besldcH telling fathers to 
stay at home, even If the attraction Is farther 
away than across the hall. Bime. 



22 



VARIETY 



V1TAGRAPH THEATRE. 

Tin- \ itugrapli tin aire put on uu nil-new 
picture hliuw .MoncJuy. In the evening oc- 
curred lbi« ' ullli till opening. It iniibl huve 
been tlu'ii, tur Top K.iik was there, ull 
dulled up, u.s wen- many ul the oun-r vibituru, 
uuu il guvc the luriiier Criterion as Ur«t>*y uu 
itppeuruucu us in tne duy.s when Willie l oilier 
uiwuya bud Uie prmlagu of ojnuniK ti its new- 
est pluy there. 

'1 he show run from H.'.H) until J 1. ■!.">. In the 
program were throe picture** and u silent 
druuia." Uuu of the reels wuk an industrial," 
unotber the big feature (.bix recld) and tbe 
tlual film in three reels win; u comedy drama, 
more melodramutic tbau utht-iwihc, and tbe 
bit of tbe bill. 

Digressing for the moment and recalling 
tbe opening picture, "Tbe Alligator ludustry " 
and "beautiful California,' also tbe otber 
films, It could almost be slated in a positive 
way ibat tbe cuptions, together with tbe 
length of time allowed for tbem on tbe sheet, 
delayed this perlormauce until tbe late hour. 
Particularly long were tbe captions held on 
the Callfornlan scenes. It seemed like a 
"Btall" to pad tbe picture out to a required 
length. Tbe caption tbiug was not so pro- 
nounced In the other reels, but It's about time 
some manufacturer or scenario writer or di- 
rector set his mind at work to correct what 
is undoubtedly a mistake In tbe placing and 
holding of captions. 

The "silent drama" Is called "The New 
Stenographer.'' It would easily make a good 
comedy talking sketch. Taking it as a pic- 
ture rehearsal. , tbe audience found much en- 
joyment In the Idea of a very homely sten- 
ographer being replaced by an extremely 
pretty one, the latter having love made to her 
by the two members of tbe firm, preferring 
the youthful clerk in the office, but leaving 
them all "flat" when her intended husband 
calls for her. the homely girl returning to tbe 
job at the same time. Willy Van and Lillian 
Walker were tbe main stent « of tbe "silent." 
Flora Finch made up to look the homely 
typist. EUenne Uirardot and Hughey Mack 
were the partners, one thin and one stout. 
Albert Roccardi appeared for a moment as tbe 
Intended husband. Wllford North directed 
the scene and kept It going. It's amusing and 
an amusing Idea to sandwich this in a pic- 
ture performance. 

Mr. Van and Miss Walker were the princi- 
pals also of "Love. Luck and Gasolene,'' the 
three-part melodramatic comedy closing tbe 
performance. John Bunny is in this, but be- 
yond taking a fall from an airship Into tbe 
water, did not become over-conspicuous be- 
yond what his "picture face" always draws. 
Miss Walker was the Tom-Boy in love with 
Cutey (Mr. Van). Her fatber (Mr. Bunny), 
despairing of curbing her high spirits, which 
ran to athletics, decides to marry his girl to 
Van Alstyne (Charles Wellesley), a middle- 
aged admirer. Cutey and MIbs Tom-Boy 
thwart the plan by eloping, during which a 
chase takes place In steam yachts, motor 
boats, flying machines and hydroplanes, the 
father Anally relenting after the fall in tbe 
water, and having grown disgusted at Van 
Alstyne when he declined to take an airship 
trip. Mr. North also directed this film. He 
produced It In a way tbat gets it right over 
from the start. Mr. Van and Miss Walker 
are strong bits. No authorship is program- 
credited. It was said tbe Idea bad been taken 
from a little farce tbat bad a brief life on 
tbe road two or three years ago. 

Tbe Monday night bouse was very friendly. 
Maurice Costello and party (Including some- 
one who greatly resembled Darwin Karr In 
tbe "Barnes" picture) bad the lower left-hand 
Btage box. Mr. Rock and his friends were In 
the opposite one. Throughout the house seem- 
ed acquainted with the players in the pic- 
tures or "silent drama." Of the reception ap- 
plause tendered each upon their first appear- 
ance, none exceeded that given to "The Com- 
modore" In tbe final picture. His name was 
not used on tbe program, merely called "A 
Motor Boat Enthusiast," but whoever be Is, 
that boy can drive a racing boat, and be had 
a dandy little boat to drive In the picture. 
Another live bit was the yacht race, with Miss 
Walker sailing tbe winning boat. Some des- 
perate chances were taken In this for effect, 
but they were worth while, which, with the 
excellent photography, uade the scene stand 
out. 

"Beautiful California" was pretty, and tbe 
alligator farm (Urn Interesting, tbough it Is 
likely difficult to secure an "Industrial" of 
this sort that has a holding Interest for an 
extended time. 

The Vltagraph theatre has much competi- 
tion around Its neighborhood Just now. The 
present Bhow la a Rood one .though the "Mr. 
Barnes of New York" (Film Reviews) feature 
does not stand up ok It should as the centre 
of a dollar-picture show, but with the opposi- 
tion, perhaps the Vltagraph may relax on the 
admission scnle. It wouldn't be a bad Idea, 
for no matter whether the manufacturer be- 
lieves he Is giving a show worth a dollnr, 
after all, It's whnt the public thinks, and the 
public Is belnp educated to a cheaper scale for 
moving pictures. 

But one thing the Vltagraph theatre Is 
doing and has done— It Is lending Itaolf to the 
dlgnlflcatlon of the picture reel, and making 
it Impressive, through tho theatre. Its pro- 
gram and tbe dollar price. At least, that tells 
the people there tire such things, and as the 
Vltagraph t oncern Is a lending one in the 
trade. It Is helping its own business as well 
bh advertising "Vitngrnph" in a manner that 
untold money could not have done otherwise. 

Sirtic. 

Felix Feist in Adv. Agency. 

Chicago. April IS. 
Felix Feist, western manager for 
the Kinemacolor company, has re- 
signed his post and joins forces with 
a large advertising agency here. 



MR. BARNES OF NEW YORK. 

The book and tbe play of "Mr. Barnes of 
New York" contributed to the six-reel feature 
of tbe Vilagraph's new show Monday evening 
at its own theatre. As a picture alone, and 
without reference to the novel or play of the 
buine name, tbe Barnes scenario does not hold 
up. The program mentions the picture waa 
adapted from tbe print and stage storleB, and 
as each was a success In lta time, the fault or 
trouble In tbe transition to the sheet, if there 
is an actual fault to be located, may be traced 
by those moBt Interested. To the spectator 
the picture is draggy, badly sags In the cen- 
tre, and, barring tbe attack or bombarding of 
some Egyptian city, and "The Duel" scene, 
does not keep up tbe pace set at the opening. 
In Its start "Mr. Barnes of New York" looks 
good, but tbe impression fades, like the Vlta- 
graph scheme of dissolving all the scenes. 
Maurice Costello Is Mr. Barnes, a wideawake 
or "fly'' American, travelling abroad, who 
mixes in with everything at hand In the first 
place, but In tbe second place la removed from 
the scene of action altogether too long and too 
often. This would appear to be the main de- 
fect, the picture does not live up closely 
enough to its title. More of Mr. Barnes and 
less of love and vendettaa might have saved 
this film. And, If Mr. Vltagraph doesn't ob- 
ject to a suggestive comment, why, when one 
must sit through six reels, Is there reason to 
repeat scenes, even to carry out the reflective 
workings of tbe principals' minds? The best 
acting Mary Cbarleson did was as Marina 
Paoll, taking an oath of vengeance over the 
dead body of her brother, who had been killed 
lu the duel fought between him and Donald 
Hall as an English naval officer. Whether 
the directors knew this was the brilliant scene 
of tbe film or not is beside the question — 
every time Marina became thoughtful or her 
foster-father or her guardian or her lover 
was about, her mind reverted to that day in 
Corsica when she declared the vendetta against 
her brother's slayer — and the camera repro- 
duced tbe scene. Lieut. Oerald Anstruther 
(Darwin Karr) had loaned his brother officer 
bis pistols for the duel, the fighting English- 
man did not reveal his Identity and was 
afterward killed In the bombardment scene. 
Anstruther fell In love with Marina, married 
her, and Count Musso Danella (William 
Humphrey) then told who had killed the re- 
maining member of tbe Paoll family. He said 
her husband, Anstruther, did It, basing the ac- 
cusation upon circumstantial evidence. To- 
rn asso (Charles Kent), the foster-father of 
Marina, thought he had struck Anstruther to 
the death Immediately after receiving the In- 
formation, Marina refusing to slay her newly- 
wed, but Tom asso killed the Count Instead, 
who laid dead on the floor quite some time 
while the bridegroom and bride and Mr. 
Barnes and his fiance hugged each other In 
the next room — after they bad seen him. It 
was Barnes who released Anstruther from the 
charge. Barnes had been present at the duel, 
tried to prevent it, and knew the fighting of- 
ficer was not tho accused. Anstruther then 
told the party how It happened, and once more 
the audience had to watch snatches of that 
duel, tbe oath of vengeance and the bombard- 
ment scenes, where. If they had killed another 
officer or two, the ship would have had to 
supply Itself with a new commandery the next 
day. Funny bow they kill only officers on a 
fighting ship, according to this picture. The 
bombardment was well produced, on land, 
where a large mob of Mohammedans might 
have been used for this picture or clipped 
from another. What could have been excellent 
comedy In the scene between Barnes and Enid 
Anstruther (Naomi Chllders) In a Continental 
train, both In the same compartment, had Its 
effect greatly injured through an unrealistic 
panoramic effect, and a train that seemed very 
much property-room made. Mr. Costello did 
what be had to do very well when he had to 
do it, although twice the camera would not 
allow the house to see blm mount a horse. It 
got him on the saddle the third time, how- 
ever. Mr. Kent excellently acted the Impas- 
sioned hot-tempered Tomasso, and looked the 
native Corslcan, even If he did travel afar 
without changing his clothes, something all 
the company apparently overlooked. Mr. 
Humphrey gauged the role of the count nicely 
and bandied himself well In playing this al- 
most dual part. Miss Chllders made a pretty 
sweetheart, and Adele de Oarde was a way- 
ward "fresh" child. The players were well 
directed, the picture in this department being 
taken care of oy Mr. Costello and Robert Oall- 
lord, but the most commendable point to "Mr. 
Barnes of New York" Is the photography. 
None better has been seen. PnrtB of the film 
may have been made during the trip around 
the world of the Costello groupe. Certain of 
the foreign locations looked real. Thirteen 
principals are listed on the program. In this 
picture, as In many others adapted from books 
or plays, If the title could be changed to a 
more alluring one. the value might be en- 
hanced. "Mr. Barnes of New York" doesn't 
mean much for the box office of a picture the- 
atre. "The Vendetta" would have been pre- 
ferrable and held more strictly to the picture 
tale. Sime. 



THE SPOILERS. 

In choosing the picture version of Rax 
Beach's stirring novel, "The Spoilers," as the 
opening film feature of the new Strand thea- 
tre. Manager 8. L. Rothapfel exercised ex- 
cellent Judgment. To the rabid movie fan — 
the one who revels In action, excitement and a 
panoramic succession of real live adventures — 
this picture hands him a wallop. The picture 
made the bluest kind of a hit with the 
Strand's opening night audience and although 
it ran along more than an hour the film held 
tbe closest attention until the very end. As a 
rule movies of the melodramatic sort are ex- 
pected to have several thrills but this story 
has been so realistically told by the camera 
one Is handed thrill upon thrill. As a movie 
production It beats the book. Colin Campbell 
is given the credit of having staged the pro- 
duction yet to one familiar with the book end 
Beach's style of description and love of adven- 
ture, can readily see that Beach had an Im- 
portant hAnd In the staging of his novel before 
the camera. While credit Is due' Campbell for 
his studio and exterior work. Beach should 
not be forgotten In the handing out of praise for 
the success this picture is going to attain before 
the summer season la very far advanced. "The 
Spoilers" Is a red-blooded, peppery story that 
will catch wideawake, live Americans. The 
photoplay follows the book so closely one can 
forgive the author and director for having di- 
gressed the rules a little and played several 
incidents up a little differently. But these 
changes, while making the story stand out 
stronger In photoplay, are such that no one 
will register any kick about the film not stick- 
ing pretty close to the text. 

On the Strand program only eight of the 
characters were programed. As there were 
others in the cast as essential and who did 
some great work In putting the movie over, 
It's too bad they were not carded. William 
Farnum Is the (Jlenlster of the picture and a 
manly, strong, rugged, healthy character he 
made of it. He handled the strenuous role of 
the big miner so capably there was no fault to 
be found with his acting. Farnum has broad 
shoulders and a deep chest and they stand 
him in good stead In the rougher climaxes of 
the picture. Thomas 8antschl was McNamara 
and he made the villainous role loom up In 
the wicked manner in which Beach described 
him In the book. He appeared to be much 
slenderer than Farnum yet In the big fight 
scene he held his own well. Kathlyn Wil- 
liams looked after the Cherry Marlotte char- 
acter so effectively It Is doubtful If any other 
actress could have improved upon the part. 
As for Bessie Eyton's Inerpretatlon of Helen 
Chester she Is due for all the boquets that 
will come her way. Hsr hardest scenes were 
the escape from the boat and the fight In the 
mountain resort. She met them both and 
many others with consummate skill that few 
movie leads possess. Frank Clark was superb 
ss the "sllverhaired old Texan pirate, Dsxtry." 
Wheeler Oakman was Broncho Kid and he did 
the role without exaggerating it from the 
book's standpoint. Marshall Farnum played 
Lawyer Wheatln, but didn't have much to do 
while E. MacOregor was a capable Judge Still- 
man. The men who played Slapjack Slmms, 
Wilton Struve, Jos Oalloway, the Marshal 
Vorhees and Mexico Mulllns were excellent 
supporting players. In staging "The 8pollers," 
Rex Beach had the Sellg Co. re-enact the 
story of the Alsskan dance halls and gold 
fields at the California plant (Sellg's) where 
a second Nome and surrounding country were 
built under the author's direction. In subti- 
tles many phrases, word for word from the 
book, are employed to good advantage. Some 
of tbe captions were In green letters, others 
In a lighter shade. Marie. 



William Garwood makes hlB first appear- 
ance In an American company's picture In 
lt» "Beyond the City." 



Feature Pictures in Auditorium. 

Minneapolis, April 15. 
The Auditorium, biggest place of 
amusement in the city, has signed con- 
tracts to install feature pictures for 
evening performances and two mati- 
nees a week, opening May 2. Prices 
will probably run up to 50 cents. 



REDEMPTION OF DAVID CORSON. 

The Famous Players has assigned William 
Farnum the titular role In the four-reel adapt- 
ation of Chas. Frederic Gobs' novel, "The 
Redemption of David Corson." It's a peculiar 
story for filming, designed to depict not only 
physical action on the screen, but to portray 
the inner workings of the mind of a strong 
man. Corson, a quaker, Is blessed with the 
gift of oratory combined with physical 
strength. He rescues a gypsy girl from the 
clutches of the leader of a nomadic tribe, but 
permits her to depart with Dr. Parcelaus, a 
medicine show fakir, who pays the gypsy for 
the girl in cash and takes her off with blm as 
his wife. Dr. P. hears David orate and offers 
him a one-third Interest in his troupe to Join 
In the sale of his patent medicines. David at 
first refuses, but 1b finally lured by the fasci- 
nations of the gypsy girl wife. Farnum** 
transition here, designed to depict the mental 
anguish he was suffering In forsaking his life 
of chastity, partook more of physical suffer- 
ing. He rushed about In the open, writhing 
and squirming very much like Dr. Carl Her- 
man's 'committee" In vaudeville when called 
upon the stage and touched by an electric 
sword. Indeed, throughout the "straight" por- 
tions of bis work, Farnum Is not seen at his 
best in thlB picture. Later, when called upon 
to depict the same Individual, reduced to a 
drunken sot, he does some excellent character 
work. Violent action would seem to be Far- 
num's forte as a movie artist. Eventually 
David Is redeemed, marries the gypsv girl and 
returns to his quaker life of sanctity. Con- 
stance Molllneaux as the gypsy girl Is not an 
ideal type. Her features are too clean-cut and 
lack the "Orientalism" usually associated with 
such characterisations. She looks more natural 
when attired In modern feminine garb. Robert 
Broderlck. as the medicine fakir, is probably 
the best selection of the Famous Players for 
this feature. He looked, acted and dressed his 
character to a nicety. Another excellent bit 
of characteristic work was contributed by Hal 
Clarendon ss Andy MacFarlane. Some street- 
faking by the medicine show. Its bally-hoo and 
performers were carefully worked out with a 
strict adherence to detail. Any audience 
would be entertained by "Tbe Redemption of 
David Corson." It can be classed In the suc- 
cess eolumn. /ofo. 



NAPOLEON AND FRANCE. 

"For Napoleon and France" Is the George 
Kleins "Napoleon." It went Into the Fifth 
Avenue last week, suddenly, replacing "Judith" 
In that house. The picture as a "big feature" 
isn't there — as a "Napoleon" or a dramatic. 
The meat could have been compressed Into two 
reels, three at the most, and this would have 
given the subject more of Napoleon, leas of a 

mushy almost silly love story (badly casted in 
the female department), and kept the action at 
pitch. Instead of ss it is now. la six reel", 
always suggesting "stalling, with even 
captions that mean nothing and telling less 
frequently Inserted. The story starts with 
the loss In the woods of two little children of 
Marshall Lavlrve, one of Napoleon's field 
staff In after years. The film Jumps in sec- 
tions until the boy becomes s drummer In tbe 
French army, later promoted to a captaincy 
of a "crack cavalry regiment," and still later, 
tried by court martial for stopping to see a 
skirt while on his way to deliver an important 
message. Napoleon told the Captain of the 
"crack regiment" the future of France de- 
pended upon the delivery of that note. The 
captain had been selected from amongst 
many volunteers who wanted to go on a 
"dangerous mission." If this "Napoleon" pic- 
ture Is ever shown In France, the cbances are 
the populace will chase the operator Into the 
ocean. It's a calumnious reflection upon the 
French soldiery, particularly in the times of 
Napoleon. The Idea that a captain of cavalry, 
Infantry, artillery or any other job under 
Nap would take a chance to visit a chateau to 
see a woman while on his way to place a mes- 
sage of war that "the future of France de- 
pended upon" Is utterly ridiculous. France 
will repudiate It, or should. That alone ruins 
the "story" of this film. The captain's sister, 
who was lost with him, now grown and a 
vivandiere with the army to protect her 
brother against the charms of the adventuress 
In the chateau, follows him on horseback two 
days after he left the barracks. They are 
worried at the barracks because he has not 
returned. Though leaving on a "dangerous 
mission" that meant "the future of France," 
this captain of a cavalry regiment departed 
In full uniform, a-horse. Anyway his sister 
took the message, as he threw it from be- 
tween the barred window of his chateau 
prison, the woman, her lover-accomplice and 
a few servants having Imprisoned him, for 
no particular reason excepting he had turned 
the woman down, and challenged the lover- 
accomplice to a duel. A friendly butler in the 
household assisted the captain to escape, 
which he did by clambering out of a window on 
the east side of the chateau, slowly msklng 
his way to the ground over Jagged edges of 
stones used to build the well. This Is sup- 
posed to be the "big" melodramatic scene, but 
it flops. Ths camera only pictures the escape 
when It pleases. The sister, after delivering 
the message, finally interviews Napoleon, tells 
him they are the children of the Marshall, 
and Nap, going on ths field to see the con- 
demned man shot at sunrise, tears up the 
death warrant, recognizing the captain as the 
brave little drummer boy of ten or seventeen 
years before. Marshall Lavlrve had signed ths 
warrant. He was president of tbe court- 
martial that convicted his son. Nap told 
Marsh to sign for his boy was but a soldier 
of France, and Marsh did. Nap liked Marsh 
and probably would have pardoned the captain 
anyway, but to recognize blm as the brave 
little drummer boy made It harder. That was 
the snd of the slx-reeler, Nap teling the cap- 
tain If he had to die, to die for France, but 
ths captain rewrote this line, according to a 
caption, for as he rode past Nap standing on 
the sidelines of the French road, a caption ssld 
the whole regiment, as they waved their 
swords, were hollering, "For Napoleon and 
France," It was giving Nap a little the best 
of it, featuring him before his country, in 
the pure Napoleon scenes, the action was 
somewhat better, but there is not enough to 
this. Once the story leaves Nap and his war 
scenes, It goes Into the love side and stays 
there. The only "battle" shown was Austerlitz, 
one of Napoleon's greatest fights. His head- 
quarters In Italy were proclaimed on the 
sheet, but there were no Italians in sight. But 
the Austerlitz light. Some battle, one ulded. 
The sheet only shows the French army, and 
IVI U& 1 ? M & t that ' If men »o»;y serves, Napoleon 
nad dUO.000 men under him at Austerlitz 
He opposed a force of 450,000. The French 
army as Been In this picture was composed 
of about 200 men, and there were no oppon- 
ents. You had to guess what the Frenchmen 
were doing to the others by the cut-lnB. An- 
other striking feature Is that the actors talk 
much and say nothing. They could say nothing 
of course that could be heard. There's a 
Chinese story told In vaudeville where one 
Chink, through an interpreter, tells the Judge 
what was the trouble. The accused speaks 
for about two minutes, rapidly, then the Judge 
asks the Interpreter what he said. The In- 
terpreter replies, "He said Yes.' " That 

ftb0U xr 8uina up tbe dJal °«ue and tbe captions 
of Napoleon and France." Another bit noted 
about ths French actors and actresses (If 
they are French) In this film is that they 
seem to believe emotional acting consists of 
hard and deep breathing. When a "scene" 
Mtlhi a, iS d $ T \ l v e Dl *Jrers breathed deeply. 
, aybe $ h \ De8t , breather la the best actor, 
although the girl playing the sister has It a 
couple of miles over all the others In the cast 
Tne Napoleon impersonation was well done. 
That never geemi hard, so many have done It 
but several of Nap's staff, mostly all field 
marshal Is, appear to have copied their char- 
acter make-ups from the Irish comedians in 
American burlesque shows. "For Napoleon and 
- " Ce -J 8 ""Pensive production in a film 
way. The soldiers are well handled, well 
mounted and well placed as a rule, but they 
carry no conviction, neither does tne picture 

«? fi™ 0le ' ** d *?•, P hoto « r RPhy Is quite poor 
at times, mostly taken at long range. When 
seen at the Fifth Avenue, but a handful of 
people were In the house at p. m. Sime 



VARIETY 



23 



FILM FLASHES 



Rex Beach has consented to the photoplay 
making of his novel, "The Ne'er Do well," 
which Sellg will probably make this summer. 



of an Emperor" (W. P. Corp.) being the one 
selected as the starter. The movie cost Ben- 
nett $35,000 and seats 600. 



Fred Nichols, who has been working with a 
film company on a special up In New Hamp- 
shire , found an old wallet In the Mansion 
House at Dover and a brief Inspection of Its 
contents resulted In what he thought he was 
turning over to the clerk, eleven dollars In 
bills. Imagine his surprise when he learned 
that there was a one thousand and a one hun- 
dred dollar bill inside the wallet. Nichols goi 
a wine supper from the owuer, but he intends 
to have his eyesight examined to make sure 
he doesn't miss any greenback sights hereafter. 



Nolan Oane, who starred a few seasons ago 
in "Prom Rags to Riches" at the age of 
thirteen years, has been engaged by the Than- 
bouser Co. to play Juvenile leads. 



"Mongrel and Master," a political drama of 
photoplay. In three parts, will be released May 
14. In addition to Francis X. Bushman, who 
Is featured, the cast Includes Rapley Holmes, 
Eleanor Kahn, Ruth Stonehouse, John Cossar, 
Clara Smith and Bryant Washburn. 



Roy Altken Is abroad negotiating for the 
display over there of the Norma Phillips Mu- 
tual Girl series. 



According to a London report, the Rudyard 
Kipling stories are to be lined up for photo- 
plays by Oeorge Tyler, who has gone abroad 
to look after some Important business matters. 



"Love and Vengeance" (two parts) will be 
the first comedy release to be made by the 
Universal with Ford Sterling featured. 

Florlne Garland has given up ber vaude- 
ville work to become a movie actress, having 
Joined the Frontier Co. on the Coast. 



In "The Btass Bottle" (four parts) Is to be 
released shortly by tbe World Film Corpora- 
tion. In the cast will be Holman Clarke, 
Lawrence Orossmlth and Doris Lytton, who 
was in the original company of "The Blindness 
of Virtue." 



Rita Stanwood has been engaged to play 
opposite Henry B. Warner in the photoplay 
production of "The GThost Breaker." 

A new Melles release has been added to Its 
regular list of "Q" brands, tbe new Monday 
Melles being wholly comedy. 

The Oaumont posters are now taken care 
of by Lorlmore, who has made quite a change 
from the former style. Ho has taken care of 
the April Issues. 

Mary Rlder-Mecbtold, a magazine short- 
Mtory writer, is the author of "The Mountain 
Rat" (Reliance) In which Henry Walthall and 
Dorothy Olsh play the loads. 

"BaBbful Fred" Is a seven-reel comedy sub- 
ject which Fred Mace has written for the 
camera In which he Is the central funmaklng 
character. 



Edmond Hayes, in vnudevllle. is about, to 
produce comedy pictures wltb himself the 
principal character. 

Paul S. Lewis, who recently Joined the bene- 
dicts' ranks, has become a special representa- 
tive for the Box Office Film Attraction Co. 
Lewis has been connected with several Broad- 
way theatrical firms. 



The Komlc brand Is to be discontinued after 
April 29 and In its stead will be another Re- 
liance dramatic one-reeler each week. 



William F. Bennett has everything set for 
tbe opening of his new Maple theatre, Rich- 
mond Hill, with feature films, "The Triumph 



May Cruse, a sister of James Cruze, has 
Joined the Frontier Co., Santa Paula, Cal., as 
leading woman of the comedy company. 

Murray F. Beler, manager of the World 
Film Corporation, has left that concern to as- 
sume the office management of the Kmby 
Feature Film Corporation. 

Settle Burbrldge has Joined the Kay- Dec Co. 
at Santa Monica, Cal. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unlet Otherwise noted, the foOowng reports if for the earrent week. 






J0H " &$&*" CHICAGO 

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▼ABIKTY'B CHICAGO OFFICE: 

MAJESTIC THEATRE BUILDING 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum). Individually, the majority of this 
week's Majestic turns measure up to big 
time standurd. but taken collectively, the show 
provides another glaring instance of faulty 
construction and to make matters more bind- 
ing, the orchestra started off a few bars be- 
hind Monday evening and up to Tuesday morn- 
ing hadn't caught up with the show. Nelson 
and Nel6on were delegated to open with a 
comedy balancing turn presented on stilts, the 
stilts carrying the specialty Just within the 
novelty line. Although nothing resembling the 
snisaiionnl was attempted, the Nelsons have 
an entertaining routine. Wilson and Pear- 
son and the Inevitable garden bench came 
next with a duolog with songs, the talk being 
the one redeeming feature. Tbe girl essays 
during one number a kid characterization that 
loses Its value through her mature appear- 
ance and makeup. The finish Is comparatively 
weak although it is apparent the pair at- 
tempted to get away from the conventional 
exit. Another number might be suggested for 
this, likewise something to replace the "kid" 
song. The patter 1b mostly original and de- 
livered well, so well In fact that more could 
be added with one or possibly two songs taken 
out. The couple opened slowly, picked up 
speed In the centre and finished decidedly 
weak. Robert Kmmett Keane's stories seemed 
to hit the mark. He gives Wllkle Bard credit 
for his opening number. "How Dare You?" 
something a few other big timers might take 
notice of. Joseph Hart's "Telephone Tangle'' 
satisfied nnd with a few changes In the cast 
might do better. The opening number In 
"one" doesn't belong. It started the second 
section under a handicap. This doesn't reflect 
on Dorothy Kegel's ability. Tho song isn't 
there and since a song is apparently neces- 



sary, why not get a good one? Tbe coon 
comedian (Claude West) either harbored a bad 
cold or Is cursed with a mean delivery, but In 
Justice to West, it Bounded like hoarseness. 
Al Lltt must have some other claim to his con- 
nection with the act than his ability. He is 



the weak member, Impersonating un older. 
The novelty of the affair coupled with somo 
bright cross fire patter kept tbe interest 
up throughout. Diamond and Urennan got 
eight bows after tho music had been turned off, 
so there must be something beyond the couples 
popularity. They simply repeated their Pal- 
ace performance of a few weeks back. Creasy 
and Dayne offered "The Man Who Remem- 
bered," a rural playlet with a somewhat 
different set and a cleverly played pantomimic 
finish which about sums up its features. The 
skit proper Is far behind Cressy's early efforts, 
bis characterization of the country storekeeper 
holding It up. Considering the principals, 
something better was expected. Hilly Van 
and the Beaumont Sisters closed with "Props," 
a sure fire under any conditions. Grace La 
Rue (New Acts). \Vynn. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr.; agents, Or- 
pheum).— Bill did not look particularly well 
on paper, but somehow or othei It worked out 
In fine shapo, and tbe Monday night audience 
came up to It with a big rush. Sophie Tucker 
next to closing, and Joe llowurd and Mabel 
McCane were murkP in the show. John and 
Mae Hurke caruo very near to making the 
show look l.ke a hesitation waltz for a time. 
It opened with Ernie and Ernie, who had lit- 
tle difficulty In interesting, and before they 
were half through had won their spurs, Lou 
Anger, who dresses as a soldier and talks 
some pretty fair nonsense at times, came on 
next and added another German note to the 
affair. Miss Norton and Paul Nicholson of- 
fered "A Dramatic Cartoon" which also had its 
high points as well as coarse points of fun. 
Howard and McCane were put up from seventh 
place to fourth where they offered some small 
talk and sang many songs. Miss McCane 
wore some stunning gowns, and one wus so 
beautiful It called out spontaneous applause. 
Merrill and Otto passed neatly. Louise Alex- 
ander and Cllve Morgan made an Impression 
in society dances. Coleman's Dogs bad clos- 
ing spot, where they disported themselves with 
alacrity. Rccd. 

GREAT NORTHERN HIP. (Fred. Kberts, 
mgr. ; agent, Earl J. Cox). — On tbe day Bhlft, 
the Bonomor Arabs, who lift each other and 
who turn all sorts of handsprings, had the 
best of it in the way of applause. They were 
on in a good place. Neal and Neul, who 
opened, passed easily with their lifting stunt. 
The man balances tbe woman on bis head in a 
barrel and performs numerous other feats of 
strength. Lou Chlha, who plays the xylophone 
with great rapidity was on second where he 
got fair attention. Bernard & Edwards, two 
men who appear to have come from burlesque, 
offered some good stuff and they got laughs. 
Keller & Weir, a man and woman Blnglng and 
talking act, displayed good taste In songs, and 
later on the young woman mounted a bicycle 
and gave a good exhibition of riding. Wythe, 
Palzer A Wythe offered burlesque on grand 
opera, although that sort of stuff Ib fast 
getting into the passe class. Their work with 
the sextet from "Lucia" was funny. The 
English Pony Ballet, six girls, came on In 
"Bunty" costumes and danced pretty fairly 
well. Later they did other steps In other 
costumes and closed by playing xylophones 
which they wore strapped to their backs. Tbe 
act is neat, but It appears to lack ginger, 
and at tbe second show on Monday It did 
not get much attention. Reed. 

McVICKER'S (J. O. Rurch, mgr.; J. L. ft 
S.). — The Twelve Navassar Girls had head- 
line place and offered usual program of in- 
strumental and vocal music which took very 
well with the audience Monday afternoon. They 
dress neatly and they show class nt nil times. 
Princeton and Yale, very well known and 
quite as well liked In this neck o' the woods, 
offered their smart and Impudent patter with 
vim. They got many laughs. The Fanchon 



Blllle 


Joe 


Bernard \ 


Edwards 


"The Cabby and The Fare" 


Agents 1 Have Had 


Agents 1 Have Had 


IKE KAUFMAN 


JO'PAIGE SMITH 


IKE COOPER 


MAX HAYES 


JOE WOODS 


CHAS. BIERBAUER 


EPSTIEN & ALLEN 


FLOYD STOKER 


LEW EDELMAN 


BILLY ATWELL 


And Now 


Hustling 


.JACK F"C 


>X, Chicago 



Sisters, who have also been appoaring about 
Chicago to some extent, were seen In their 
tight wire walking act to good effect. They 
have somo novel little Btunts which they put 
over neatly. Clark and Hale, u man and 
woman team, got by with some song Impres- 
sions. The woman played the 'cello with 
taste and the act fitted Into the bill nicely. 
Margaret Braun and Sister offered piano and 
vocal music and wero kindly received. The 
Inevitable crook sketch wus on. W. S. Gill 
& Co. presented "Kill Junks, Crook." It has 
some very good points, well put over. Three 
Hlondys, two men and a womun, closed with 
acrobatic feats. They had no difficulty In get- 
ting hands all the way through their act. 

Reed. 



AMERICAN MUSIC HALL (Sum P. Qereon, 
mgr.).— Kolb & Dill getting away with It. 

ULACKSTONE (Augustus Pltou. mgr.).— 
Dark. 

CORT (II. J. llerrman, raga). -"Help 
Wunted," big bouses. 

COHAN'S (Hurry Hidings. m«r. ). "Seven 
Keys to Haltpate," bin business all the time. 

GARRICK (John J. Garrlty. mgr.).— 
"Madame Moselle," opened Sunday. 

COMEDY (Frank (). Peers, mgr.). -'The 
Under Dog," opened Saturday night. 

ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, mgr.).— John 
Drew opened Monday night. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Brunsky, mgr). -Vice 
Picture, full house. 

OLYMPIC (George C. Warren, mgr.).— 
"Damaged Ooods," opened at popular prices, 
Sunday. 

POWERS' (Harry .1. Powers, mgr.).— 
"Daddy l^ng-Legs," good returns. 

PRINCESS (Frank Phelps, mgr.).— Princess 
Players, last week. "The Third Party" next 
week. 

FINE ARTS (Albert Perry, mgr.).— Irish 
Players, final week. 

LITTLE THEATRE (Maurice Browne, 
mgr.). — "The Trojan Woman.' 

GLOBE (Q. H. IVrowne. mgr.). -Pictures 

IMPERIAL (Kllmt & Ga/zolo. mgrs. >.■ 'Lit- 
tle Women." 

NATIONAL (Tohn Barrett, mgr. ) .— "Officer 
OOftf" 

VICTORIA (Howard nrolnskl. mgr.).— 
"The Newlyweds." 



Ray West, in the box office at tho Olympic, 
Is the father of a boy. 

The Lyric In Vlncennes, Ind., opened Sunday 
with big bill. 

Bush Temple Is now playing Oerman plays 
with a stock company. 

Hal Stevens Is planning to put a tabloid of 
"Rip Van Winkle" on the stage. 



Rort Levey, at the Majestic last week, will 
open at tho Palnce, Ixmdon, In June. 



Karl Htwltt staged "The Under Dog " now 
at the Comedy. 

S. Jack Ilaxley has Joined Knox Wilson's 
act. 

H. M. Swettnnti is now In the box office at 
the Comedy. 



"Madame Moselle" opened Sunday at the 
Garrlck to a big house. 



Art Bowen. the tall cartoonist, formerly on 
the Chicago Jeurnal, has Rone buck to vaude- 
ville. 

"The Man Who Would Live." a new piny hy 
William Hurlbut. will open at M.e lila. k-*ton? 
April 20. 

C. If. Mll<s spftil a few il.iys In Chh ;iro t *i i w 
A-eek after m.iUinv.' .mi inspection lour of Im- 
c I re u It. 



NICHOLS SISTERS 



Direction, JUL. 



The Primes-, Metnlota. Is n new h'>u-e ii'l''' ' 
to the Pan l a if os hoiks. || will piny two ;.'i^ 
on the split-week policy. 

Tho Gaiety the.iiro In Kmikiikoe, III . wV.'i 
haH been hooked hy Jones. Linlek a Srlme'Vr. 
Ik now b.-.oked hy the Virginia Thealrlriil 
Agency. 

Anne Mroniiuuh. formerly well known as ;« 
stock actress In Chicago, will be a member of 

a stock nmipiinv In Winnipeg, Man . this 
summer. 



Vlollnsky cancelled five wicks of Orpheum 
time, returning to Chicago this week from 
where ho will Journey to Preneh Lick Springs 
for a rest. 



The team of Colilie and \\':i!'-"" hi* di*- 
Rolved partnership. .M i s Walla' e is inw in 
the American Hospital nmviilihi'liii! after a 
serious operation. 



American Theatre 

NEW YORK 

NONA/ 



ARIETY 



Alan Dale's Opinion 



OF 



BARNES 



(Barnes and Crawford) 



By ALAN DALE 

What was the excuse at the Lyric 
Theatre laat night? It wai not the lyrics 
that were eaten up as lyrics always are; 
It was not the music, that barrel-or- 
ganed Itself wistfully or blatantly, as 
the case might be: It was not the book, 
that was merely a chowdor of canaries 
and lobsters. It was not the chorus, 
that hud nothing to distinguish Itself 
from the fifty-seven varieties of chorus 
now bleating In our fifty-seven first-class 



paved with good Intentions, working like 
a Trojan — a good-natured and smiling 
Trojan — to make headway against the 
inanities of a conscienceless libretto. He 
smiled, and he smiled, yet one could Im- 
agine that his soul must have fainted 
within him. Mr. T. Roy Barnes was 
"The Red Canary's" only hope, Its sole 
redeeming point. That the audience 
wasn't blue lust night was due entirely 
to Mr. T. Roy Barnes, who was as spick- 
and-span as his clothes. I watched him 



V* 



theatres. It was not the cast, though, 
that contained one or two poignant 
names. 

What was It, then? It was Just one 
member of the cast, by name T. Roy 
Barnes. Mr. Barnes Is a clever, agile 
and clean-looking young man, unlike the 
usual blue-faced gentleman whose sad 
mission It Is to be funny. Mr. names was 
not "low-brow," nor vulgar, nor voci- 
ferous, nor hold-up, nor grlmuce-ful. He 
was Just an actor with several amusing 
tricks of gesture, a bright and sympa- 
thetic face, the make-up of a gentleman. 
Instead of a wine-tout, and a sense of 
humor. 

Mr. T. Roy Barnes, was rather a pa- 
thetic spectacle In the midst of "The 
Red Canary." There he was. literally 



Dolllnl, the Imperial mimic who Is appear- 
ing at the Lincoln this week, was held up by 
highwaymen Monday night and relieved of cash 
amounting to $.'16.00. 



with Interest, for his sufferings must 
have been keen. I didn't see how It 
could have been otherwise. Yet that 
blithe young man smiled — and smiled — 
and smiled — and none could guess that 
aching heart that his nice blue suit 
covered. For one could almost have 
imagined the red canary — like Foe's 
sinister raven — to have perched upon the 
bust of Fullas and croaked "Nevermore!" 

Mr. T. Roy Barnes was the only mem- 
ber of the cast that escaped the cronk- 
Ings of the nd canary, but there was 
Miss Alice Adele Rowland, who Is a 
clever girl when she gets the chance. 
(Mr. Barnes, you see. waa clever without 
the chance.) 

But T. Roy Barnes prevailed, though 
the red canary croaked "Whatabore!" 



Maxlme Lowe of the Marlnelll offices was In 
the city for the opening of the Rlngllng 
Brothers' show with which he has seven acts. 
He will visit St Louis to see the Hagenback- 
Wallnce show. 



Sam Thai! was visited by burglars this week 
who collected his wife's furs and a goodly 
amount of silverware, making an exit through 
the back door as Sam was making bis en- 
trance through the front. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

JACK JOSEPH! 

VARIETY'S 
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAOKT THKATsUI BJLDG. 
Pbeae, DeogUwe MIS 



Ed Livingston, who recently resigned from 
the Beehler liroB. Agency, has made con- 
neArons with the Sam Daerwltz office. Daer- 
wltz leaves for Europe next month and dur- 
ing bis absence Livingston will handle his 
business. 



The annual Press Club "scoop" will take 
place at the Palace Music Hall. April 20- May 
1. A burlesque on "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will 
be the big feature and a parade is brlnfe, or- 
ganized in which all of the best known news- 
papermen In Chicago will take part. 

A new satirical comedy by Frederic and 
Fnnny Ix>cke Hatton will be put on at the 
Illinois some time early In May. These two 
are authors of "Years of Discretion." which 
had a long run. They have not named their 
play as yet It will probably have Its premier 
in one of the towns contiguous to Chicago. 



A E. Hamburger, who owns several big pic- 
ture houses and recently came Into possession 
of tbe Zelgfeld, claims that ho has an option 
nn the Princess and Intimates that he would 
like to turn the pla< e Into a puturp house. 
W. A. Brady says he knows nothing about any 
option and John J. Onrrity, representing the 
Shuberts here, says the name thing. 



EMPRESS.— Bill below usual standard this 
week. The MofTet-Clare Trio, very good ; 
Hong Fong, liked ; James F. Sullivan & Co., 
passable ; Allvottl Troubadours, fair ; "Top O' 
Th' World" Dancers, amusing; "The King of 
the Everglades," featuring ten alligators, more 
of a sideshow novelty, not fitted for vaude- 
ville. 

ORPHEPM.— David Blsham, scored ; Wood- 
man & Livingston, artistic success ; Ben Deely 
£ Co., hit of show Monday afternoon. Five 
acts were on the bill from the preceding week. 
Bernard A Harrington, good ; Clara Inge, fair- 
ly well received ; H. M. Zazell & Co.. John & 
Emma Ray and Cheerbert's Manchurlans, 
duplicated success. 

PANTAGE9.— Poor show. Captain Jacks 
Polar Bears, held Interest; "Follies of a Court- 
room," local sponsoring, tabloid offering con- 
taining some excellent numbers, with scenery 
and costumes meeting the approval of the 
regulars. Comedy weuk, material being too 
antiquated to help the turn. Lawrence John- 
ston, entertaining : Davvett & Duval, Inter- 
mittent laughter; Gregolre & Elmlna, satis- 
faction ; Bernard, Flnnert & Mitchell, fair. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.).— "The 
Honeymoon Express," with Al Joltson (first 
week ) . 

COLUMBIA (C.ottloh, Marx K Co.. nigrs.i.-- 
"Shameen Dhu." with Chauncey Olcott (first 
week ). 

OAIETY (T. O'Dny. mgr.).— "The Echo." 
with Rock and Fulton (first week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco a Mayer, mgr* ).— WH- 



lard Mack and Marporie Rambeau dramatic 
stock (first week). 

TIVOL1 (Turner A Dahnken. mgra. ) .—Fea- 
ture films. 

SAVOY (W. A. Mackenzie, mgr.).— Picture*. 

Gertrude Sinclair has Joined the Monte 
Carter Company. 



Jo Weston, of Weston and Dives, dropped 
dead at Victoria April 6. 

The Great Westln sailed for Australia April 
6, for a tour of the Brennan-Fuller Circuit 

WUlard Mack and Marjorle Rambeau open- 
ed their starring engagement at the Alcazar 
Supnday. 



The Lyric and Grand, of Portland, and the 
Star, of Seattle, are the latest acquisitions to 
the Kellle-Dalley Circuit. 



Nick Brown, leader of the orchestra at the 
Republic, ia the father of Flavilla, who made 
her debut at the Palace, New York, April b\ 

The Belmont Sisters are doing a neat turn 
at the Portola-Louvre. These girls recently 
played a successful engagement at the Odeon 
Cafe. 



Al Bruce arrived from the east and opened 
with J as. Post Musical Comedy company 
Sunday at the Wigwam, replacing Herb Bell, 
who closed at Valejo. 

Broderlck O'Farrell, Jane O'Roark and Co. 
opened at the Republic last week In the first 
of a series of dramatic tabs to be played over 
the W. S. V. A. time. 



Frank Shanley, of the Continental Hotel, 
organized an unusual reception party to greet 
Al J olson Sunday. Twenty-five met him In 
black face at the station. 



Rehearsals are being held for the Press 
Club show which takes place at the Gaiety 
afternoon April 17 and midnight 18, when they 
wlil present "Eight Years After." 

Lillian 81eger. who has been playing a re- 
turn engagement here at the Portola-Louvre 
as a single, opened Sunday In a new act which 
Includes her sister and four chorus girls. 



Edward Scott, the loyal theatrical newspa- 
per man who was sent to the German Hospital 
in this city a few weeks ago to undergo a 
surgical operation, is able to be out again. 



Ferris Hartman, one of the best known of 
the "old guard" of "Coast defenders" and a 
8t:<go director took the bankruptcy court 
route here. His liabilities are » 16,(182 and 
assets none. The principal creditors are Oliver 
Morosco, of Los Angeles, and Emma Hartmau, 
of Chicago. 

The announcement "Omar The Tentmaker," 
Richard Walton Tully's successful play, would 
be produced in grand opera form and that Mrs. 
Anita Baldwin McClaughry will compose the 
score, was made here following the arrival of 
Mrs. McClaughry from her home in Pasadena. 
Mrs. McClaughry, besides being the daughter 
of the late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin, is a musi- 
cian of note. 



Thomas J. G*. Jacques, understood to be a 
member of "The Girl Behind the Counter" 
company, aow playing at the Morosco. Los 
Angeles, has been sued here for a divorce by 
Louise Jacques, the daughter of a wealthy 
local restaurateur. Desertion and non-sup- 
port are alleged. Mrs. Jacques wants alimony 
and separate maintenance for her five-year- 
old daughter. 

The James Post Musical Comedy Co. opened 
at the Wigwam Sunday. The cast includes Jas. 
Post. Al Bruce, Frank Harrington, Frank Earle, 
Clara Howard, Dee Loretta, Miss Calvert and 
a chorus of twelve. The Post Co. recently 
completed a three months' engagement at the 
Majestic, one block from the Wigwam. The 
Majestic is now devoted to pictures with vau- 
deville on Sunday. 



The Metropolitan Road Show, No. 2, under 
the direction of Hurst Brothers, opens April 
19, with the following roster : Chas. F. Mason 
and Co., the One-Armed Orchestra, Early and 
Lalght, Demetressl Troupe, Ranzo and New- 
son. Morton and Norton, Dutbl, and a sketch 
not selected. The show is booked by Billy R. 
Dailey and plays Marysvllle, Cbico, Orvllle, 
Auburn and Reno every fortnight at 25-75. It 
Is the Intention to enlarge the route through 
adjacent cities. 

ATLANTA. 

By R. H. McCAW. 

FORSYTH (Hugh Cnrdoza, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — "Persian Garden," bright and goes 
big ; Austin Webb A Co., applause ; Mr. and 
Mrs. Jimmy Barry, bit; Allle White, good; 
Stuart Barnes, fair; Prelle's Dogs, entertain- 
ing. 

LYRIC (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Lucille La- 
Verne Stock, "The Lily." opening week, big 
business. , 

BIJOU (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Eddie Black 
Stock, "Across the Desert." 

GRAND (Jake Wells, mgr.).- Vice picture, 
doing fair. 

ATLANTA (Homer George).— Vice pictures, 
drawing well. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Hammond, mgr.).— 
Stock burlesque. 

The Atlanta's season closes next week with 
Otis Skinner in "Kismet." 



Revivalists have taken over some of the 
downtown movies for Sunday services. 



ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. 

Br LOUIS WILLIAMS. 

APOLLO THEATRE (Fred E. Moore, mgr.). 
—13-18, William Collier In Cohan & Harris 
latest musical comedy entitled "Forward. 
March." Next week, "The Lady of the Slip- 
per. 

KEITH'S GARDEN (Jake Isaac, mgr.).— 
Louis Mann and Co., Minnie Allen. Prince Lai 
Mon Kim, George Felix and Barry Girls, Hlnes 
and Fox, "Motor Madness," Gromley and 
Caffrey. 

SAVOY.— Vice pictures. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (Capt John L. 
Young, mgr.). — Tango dancing. Special en- 
gagement Easter Monday of Mae Murray and 
Clifton Webb. Special Tango contest Easter 
Monday night won by Stephen Mathews and 
Isabella Burdlck. 

NIXON (Harry Brown, mgr.).— Reese 
Brothers, Ten Africanders, Two Franks, Flske 
aqd MacDonald, Alecko and Althela, El Cllve. 



Easter Sunday was the greatest In the his- 
tory of the resort. 



Among the theatrical people here Easter 
were Mr. and Mrs. George M. Cohan, 
Mr. and Mrs. Sam H. Harris, Francis X. Hope, 
Edwin Wallace Dunn, H. H. Frazee, Wallace 
Eddinger, John Golden, Sam Forrest, Julian 
Mitchell, William Collier, Wlnchell Smith. 
Charles Dillingham, Bert Williams, Nat. M. 
Wills, Harry Askln, Blanche Ring, Kathleen 
Clifford. 



The Atlantic City Symphony Orchestra, un- 
der the management of Walter Oppenhelmer, 
who is known here for his chain of beach front 
orchestras, is the latest musical addition to the 
resort The organization will number CO, Carl 
Doell will be the soloist at the first concert to 
be held at the Apollo, afternoon, April II), 
while Rossini Bourdon, cellist, will also assist 
with a solo. 



The Steel Pier began dally dances Holy 
Thursday and the ballroom has been packed 
at tbe two dally sessions. 



The town was dry all day Easter Sunday. 



Nellie Slsco, a chorus girl, wife of L. M. 
Johnson, a tabloid musical comedy lead, at- 
'empted suicide after losing her Job. 



BALTIMORE. 

By J. E. DOOLBY. 

MARYLAND (F. C. Sehanberger, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.).— Anna Held, delightfully 
petite, but lacking In novelty ; Sis Kirksmltb 
Sisters, charming ; Flanagan & Edwards, funny 
from start to finish; Ryan & I^ee, clever; 
Riley Wilson, stories unique ; Three Collegians, 
bright act; Ward & Cullen. Just right; Wilson 
Brothers, fair ; Aerial Sbaws, have several 
novel feats. 

VICTORIA (Pearce & Scheck, mgrs. ; agent. 
N-N.).— Gertie Carlisle & Co., lively; Walter 
Btower, popular ; Edmunds & Co, laughs ; 
Garsonettl Brothers, hit ; Presto, good at 



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AddrtM, Work 



"MY GAL SAL" 

AuUted by EDDIE BERLIN, Who Wrote t 



times ; Bonner ft Meek, new and pleasing ; 
Thompson ft Carter, plenty of applause. 

NEW (George Schneider, mgr. ; lnd.).- 
Cfen ft Mrs. Tom Thums, drawing well ; Prin- 
cess Chlnqullla, picturesque novelty and well 
presented ; Makaranko Sisters, tuneful num- 
bers ; Five Bragdone, fair comedy ; Mack ft 
Roberts, Interesting parodies ; Maguire, new 
tricks and some old ones. 

LORD BALTIMORE (Pearce ft Scheck. 
ingrs. ; agent, N-N.).— Red Raven Trio, bright; 
Davis' Pony Act, interesting ; The Barhams. 
good specialties (first half) ; Fields ft Brown, 
Patsy Lussler, Versatile Vaneys (second half). 

PALACE (Charles Sadtler. mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Max Oruber's Animals, feats nicely 
performed and interesting all through ; Welch, 
Mealy ft Montrose, eccentric and lively; Her- 
man Dick, good voice and personality ; John 
Zlmmer, Injects comedy in big doses ; Queen 
Mab ft Weiss, fairly well received. 

FORD'S O. H. (Chas. E. Ford, mgr.).— 
Flake O'Hara "In Old Dublin,'' prettily staged, 
but theme is dry. Star in delighted moods and 
bis voice Is tine. Doing fair business. 

ACADEMY OF MUSIC (Tunis F. Dean, 
mgr.).— 'Within the Law." with Catherine 
Tower at) lead. Return engagement. Fair at- 
tendance. ' 

COLONIAL (C. F. Lawrence, mgr.).— "The 
Blindness of Virtue." Delightful play by 
highly competent organization, but many fall 
to get the proper interpretation. Business 
picking up as week advances. 

AUDITORIUM (Wedgwood Nowell, mgr.. 
Poll Players). — "The Lion and the Mouse," 
well done, with A. S. Byron standing out as 
the bright star. Play well liked, for patrons 
are again filling theatre after slump. 

HOLL1DAY STREET (Geo. W. Rife, mgr.; 
Stock).— "A Young Wife." Company puts more 
animation into their work than for borne time 
and play gets over well. 

GAYETY (William Iialauf, mgr.; Columbia 
Burlesque).— 'Girls of the Gay White Way." 



BOSTON. 

By J. UOOLTZ. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr., agent, 
Loew). — Vaudeville. 
N BT. JAMES (William Lovey. mgr., agent, 
Loew). — Vaudeville. 

NATIONAL (George Unify, mgr.. agent, 
U. B. O.).— Morton Opera in The Mayor of 
Toklo." 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— Mrs. 
Flske in "Mrs. Bumpstead- Leigh." Opened to 
capacity Monday night. Will play only two 
weeks. _,_ 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "The 
Queens of the Mdvles" ontned MonJay night 
to a half house, but should pick up Instantly 
as It went far better than did its predecessor, 
•The Little Cafe." 

PARK (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Fannies 
First Play" on its last fortnight to fair busi- 
ness. 

TREMONT (John B. Schoffel, mgr.).— David 
Warfleld In "The Auctioneer" opened Monday 
night to capacity. Will remain here three 
weeks. 

CORT (John E. Cort. mgr.).— "Pretty Mrs. 
Smith" picking up after the Lent slump and 
seems good Indefinitely. Snappy show, a trifle 
raw In spots. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, mgr.).— liih 
week of "Under Cover," with no sign of any 
slackening. Last four weeks have just 
started. 

BOSTON (William Wood. mgr. ).— "In Old 
Kentucky" drawing big at maximum scale 
of SI. 

SHUBERT (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Blanche 
Ring In "When Claudia Smiles." Booked In- 
definite and apparently good for at least 
three wcgIcb 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "Within 
the Law" with Jane Cowl. Still playing to 
practical capacity and apparently will finish 
the season at this bouse. 

WILBUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Opens next 
Monday with Doris Keane in "Romance." 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).— 
Stock. "Midsummer Night's Dream," with full 
company and staged by Livingston Piatt. 
Drawing to enormous bouses, as Piatt's name 
Invariably brings the automobile class to tals 
popular house. "Oiucer 0043" next week, with 
Doris Olsson In her original role. 

GLOBE (Robert Jeanette, mgr.).— "Mutt 
and Jeff In Panama" approaching end of Its 
engagement. "Bringing Up Father" Is the 
underline and this house will probably per- 
manently abandon the small time vaudeville 
policy. 

HOWARD (George K Lothrop. mgr). 
"Folly Burlesquers." 

GRAND OPERA (George E. Lothrop, mgr.> 
-"Flirting Widows." 

GAIETY (George T. Batcheller, mgr.).- 



Pat White's Jubilee Company. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— "Queens 
of Paris." 



Euster Monday was a big night, the Tre- 
mont, Shubert, Hollis and Colonial all having 
new openings. This looks like one of the big 
box office weeks of the season. 



Monday night was the scene of the advent 
of the admission of female theatrical folk for 
the first time in the history of the Boston 
PresB Club. About 20 women in all attended, 
including Kitty Gordon and members of both 
the "Queen of the Movies" and "Pretty Mrs. 
Smith" companies. Some night. 

The Cort, Plymouth and Majestic opened 
last Sunday in a heavy advertising campaign. 
The Cort has "Pretty Mrs. Smith," the Ply- 
mouth has "Under Cover" and the Majestic 
has "Within the Law." All are big money 
makers, but no chances were taken of any 
slump being caused Easter week by the ar- 
rival of four first class attractions. 



"Under Cover" looks like a fortune for the 
Selwyn company. It 1b now on Its 17th week 
and real figures for the total engagement in 
this city with an average struck of the total 
averages considerably over S'J.OOO a week. By 
Wednesday of this week the total of the Bos- 
ton run passed $150,000. 

The first attempt at auction selling of seats 
for the opening night of a new theatre proved 
to be a fizzle. The Shuberts, through the fact 
that the new Wilbur will seat only 1,400, 
knew that the house would be sold out for 
the first week In advance and thought that 
the auction would bring fancy prices. It did, 
but only for a comparatively small number 
of seats, but when the regular prices were 
put in vogue at the Shubert box office the 
sales Jumped Instantly. 



John E. Cort, who is the manager of the 
new Cort, where "Pretty Mrs. Smith" is in 
for a run, Is going after the cigar stands and 
news stands to stop the sale of "paper" Issued 
from his house. One couplo appeared on a 
rapacity night at the Cort and became peeved 
when ihe courtesy was not honored at the 
box office. They insisted they had paid reil 
money for it and then Cort Junior appeared 
on the scene. He offered them a season pa.'B 
for bis house if they would tell him where 
they had bought the pass. They told him and 
received the season pass. Since then Cort has 
quietly secured the names of two other 
peddlers of passes and is making legal prepa- 
rations for a court prosecution. He will not 
divulge what grounds he Intends to base his 
i ompialnt on, as there is n;) Masbiichusiiis pre- 
cedent as regards the sale of complimentary 
tickets. 



David Warfleld will be followed at the Tre- 
niont May 11 by "Adele." 

Russell Churchill because of conflicting ru- 
mors this week officially announced that he 
bus severed his connections with the Toy 
theatre. 



Donald Meek, long a favorite at the Castle 
Square stock, will appear as a star at the 
Hollis April 27, following the close of Mrs. 
Fiske's fortnight. It will be the premiere of 
lohu Cumberland's play. 

Monday night Charles H. Waldron, owner 
of the Casino, a local Columbia burlesque 
bouse, took a party of theatrical folk to La- 
conla, N. H., for the opening of the Colonial, 
his new 1400 house, which will play vaudeville, 
road attractions and pictures. 



BROOKLYN, N. Y. 



HISHW1CK (Wiliam Masaud, mgr.; agent. 
r. H. O.).- Not much of a show at the Bush- 
wick this week, in length or quality. Adele 
Ritchie is the only big name and she was 
unable to start anything, closing with that pre- 
historic "Rover," good only for a few blasts 
on the whistles she gave away. The hit was 
Friil Ardath and Co. In a rural sketch. The 
comedy was of the slapstick variety at times 
hut it gathered many laughs. Rita Boland, a 
dainty little girl, did nicely with her singing 
and dancing, assisted by Holtz. Barney 011- 
niorc opened after Intermission and pleased 
with his Irish wit. Orford's Elephants had 
some trouble with the orchestra Monday after- 
noon but were well received. Gere and I)e- 
lanoy opened the- show with roller skating. 
Cadets de Gascogne did well. Pedersen nros. 
created some mild enthusiasm. De Witt, Burns 
and Tcrrance closed a short show. 

FULTON (A. M. Llghton, mgr.; Loew).— 
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work is acceptable. The second Hpot was 
lllled by Searl Allen ami Co. who gave satis- 
faction with their rapid lire talk sketch, "The 
Promoter." Kita Could can put over a song 
and she made a big hit Monday night. Mlddle- 
l/>n and SpHlineyrr received much applause for 
their neat little singing and dialog act. Lew 



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Wells with his 
very well liked, 
a fair bill. 

SHUBERT (William Sheehey, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew). — A well balanced show at the Shubert 
this week without tango dancers on the bill. 
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who sing. The Gasch Sisters, a strong-woman 
act, received big applause. Rockwell and 
Wood have some real comedy that puts them 
over big. Herman Lleb's "Dope," a sketch 
with a punch, held from beginning to end. 
Louise Mayo, a fair single with a strong voice, 
was rather Indifferently received by the small 
crowd at the supper show Monday. "Alexander, 
the Great" went through bis routine In a way 
that, pleased. 

OLYMPIC (F. D. Williams, mgr.).— With 
every seat In the house ten cents In the af- 
ternoon, the Olympic surely gives Its patrons 
their money's worth. Dollle Marshall opened 
a lively single. Mack and Stlllman kept things 
humming with songs and piano. Myers Flem- 
ing and Co. gave a sketch, mildly applauded. 
Seven Castelluccies have a good musical act, 
the boys doing some fine work on the brasses. 
Leo and Oe Faye have an ordinary man and 
woman act. using a dancing finish. The Ro- 



ders. acrobatic, were not up to the standard 
of the rest of the show. They closed It. 

BIJOU (George Schenk, mgr.; agent, Loew) 
—The BIJou bill just falls short of being big 
AI. K. Hall starts It off with songs and reci- 
tations and a little dancing, better than either 
of the other two. The Qee Jays appealed 
strongly with their well known manikin act 
Delmore and Light, a piano and singing turn 
were lost except for some good work by the 
pianist. Edith Beele pleased with her songs 
The Three Martins scored In the closing spot 
Edgar Atchison Ely and Co. gathered many 
laughs with "Billy's Tombstones.' ' 

BEDFORD (George A. McDermlt. mj?r 
agent. Fox).— The Bedford Is an act short 
probably on account of haying a feature film 
The show starts with a Jump with Harry 
and Jean Fader, the boy doing some rapid fire 
talk that was a real hit Sandberg and Lee 
did not get very far with comedy and songs 
George W. Knight and Co. received applause 
for their German comedy, "A Little Change ■• 
Rose's Dancers Is an act that deals with the 
teaching of the modern dances. The scene 1b 
In a studio and two or three people are being 
taught, the Instructors doing some classy step- 
ping for the finish. Mabelle and Frede, com- 
monplace mixed double, closed. 

MONTAUK.— "Everywoman" looks like a 
good week. 

MAJESTIC— Mantell. Id Shakespeare, opened 
Monday night with "King John" 'to a big house 

BROADWAY.— Taliaferro sisters In "Young 
Wisdom," seen in Brooklyn only recently at 
the Montauk. Fair business. 

DE KALB.— "Little Women' 'at one dollar 
top is doing well. 

&TAR— Watson Sisters Co. 

CASINO.— "Ginger Girls." 

EMPIRE.— "Columbia Burlesquers." 

ORPHEUM.— Vaudeville. 

FIFTH AVE.— Vaudeville. 

HALSET— Vaudeville. 

The Montauk Is reported as having drawn 
good business with "The Christian" (film) dur- 
ing Holy Week, the first time a picture has 
ever been shown at that house. 



The Castles are making their first Brooklyn 
appearance April 16 at the Danse de Luxe 
(Clermont Rink). Fifty cents Is the price of 
admission. Their second local appearance Is 
the night following, at the Heights Casino. 

The circus comes to Brooklyn week April 



Elbert Fret well of the "Maids of Athens." 
gave a solo at the concert of the musical clubs 
of Poly Prep., where he was a teacher before 
he became an actor. 



Raub's, the only high class restaurant In 
Brooklyn with a dancing floor. Is getting a 
number of the younger set. although the floor 
Is only large enough to accommodate about 
ten couples. 

The Sterling Piano Co. has Inaugurated af- 
ternoon dancing In Its ware rooms, with Gene- 
vieve Ryan and Albert Qulnn doing the exhi- 
bition dancing. 



BUFFALO. 

By G. K. RUDOLPH. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.).— "Kid 
Kabaret" featured bill. Seen here before 
many times. Charlie Ahearn Comedy Cycling 
Co., pleased ; Albert Perry & Co. In a comedy 
sketch, "Reno and Return," scream and scored 
heavily ; Lyons & Yosco, applauded ; Melville 
ft Hlgglns, took well ; Miller & Lyle, colored. 
fair; Mary Door, classy; Rayne's 'Football 
Dogs," good comedy. 

TECK (John R. Olshei. mgr). -Return en- 
gagement of "Peg." Elsa Ryan In title role. 
Advance sale heavy. College students will 
produce "PaBslon Plav" next. 

STAR (P.- C. Cornell, mgr.). "The New 
Henrietta." Fine production and well re- 
ceived. Next, May Irwin. 

LYRIC (H. Marcus, mgr. ». Mystcrlo. de- 
spite previous appearances in Buffalo, fea- 
tured bill, great at ; Nan Hewlns & Co. .scored ; 
Carrie Lille, dainty; Al & Fannie Stedman. 
clever musicians ; Grundy & Lasso, pleased 

MAJESTIC (John I^aughlin. mgr.).— 'The 
Common Law." opened to full house. Next 
"Mutt "and Jeff." 

GARDEN (W. F. GYahoin. mgr.). 
High Life Burlesquers," well received. 

GAYETY (John M. Ward. m«?r. ).•■ 
Happy Widows." Good production by 
lesquers of stellar merit. 

ACADEMY <M. S. Schlesinger, mgr.) 
Belle Clark & horse featured ; Gertie 
Dyck A Co., applauded; Willie Male & Bro.. 
clever; Blllle Seaton, good; Billy Barlow, 
humorous; Frederick & Venlta, novelty; Gold- 
en & West, pleased ; Ruth Curtis, dainty. 

Owing to the serious Illness of Mme. Yorska 
It has been necessary to cancel her bookings 
for the entire season. Therefore this com- 
pany of French players to have appeared at 
the Star April 10-18 will be substituted with 
Reglna Prager, the Yiddish prima donna and 
her company. 



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The Emblem, another new theatre erected hy 
A. G. Strasser at a cost of $70,000. was open- 
ed to the public Thursday. It Is In the resi- 
dential section. A seven-piece orchestra, fea- 
ture pictures, with vaudeville through the 
Griffin agency, dally program. 



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play will be one of the big drawing card* of 
the stock season which the Bonstelle company 
will produce at the Star. Their season will 
open here on April 27. 

Anonncement Is made by Manager J. M. 
Ward of the Gayety that assistant treasurer 
Harry C. Fox has been appointed to the 
treasureshlp succeeding William Sullivan, 
resigned. George Simmon has been appointed 
assistant treasurer. 



William O. Kallska assumed the manage- 
ment of the Allendale theatre this week. This 
beautiful playhouse on Allen street enjoys 
fine business, running feature pictures. Mr. 
Kallska was formerly assistant manager of the 
Strand. 



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The light over the remodeling of the old 
Lafayette by the Olympic Theatre Co. begun 
before Justice Wheeler In supreme court by 
Clark H. Hammond acting for certain tax- 
payers was resumed this week. A motion for 
an adjournment of one week was granted. An 
injunction will probably be applied for when 
the case again comes up. 



CINCINNATI. 

By HARRY MARTIN. 

GRAND (John H. Havlln, mgr.).— "The 
Man Who Would Lire;" 20, "Adele." 

LYRIC (C Hubert Heuck, mgr.).— William 
Hodge In "The Road to Happiness," return 
engagement; 19, Nat Goodwin In "Never Say 
Die." 

WALNUT (Willis P. Jackson, mgr.)— Willis 
Granger In "The Master Mind," closes season. 

EMERT AUDITORIUM.— 16-18, "Klrmess," 
historical pageant by society folk, benefit of 
Home for incurables. 

EMPRESS (George F. Fish, mgr.; agent, 
8.-C.).— La Jolle Deodlma opened with posing 
act, satisfactory; Msldle De Long, well 
greeted; Pearl and Irene Sans, good; Nana 
Sullivan and Co., nice; Tom Water, sky-high; 
Malverns Comlques, hit; good comedy bill. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Now open Saturday and Sunday : good crowds. 

CONST BOATS. — Sunday excursions up and 
down river. 

ZOO. — Thronged dally. 

GERMAN (Otto E. Schmld, mgr.; stock).— 
12, last operetta of season, "Die Foerster- 
Cbrlstel." 

OATBTT (Charles B. Arnold, mgr.).— "Gay 
New Yorkers." 

OLYMPIC (McMahon and Jackson, mgrs.). — 
Season closes this week with "Robinson Crusoe 
Girls." 

HOTEL GIBSON.— 14, evening, Jennie Mann- 
helmer, reading, "The Philanderer." 

STANDARD (stock burlesque).— Tokeyta, 
dancer; BurletUs, "Hawkins Vacation," 
and "A Work of Art." 

LYCEUM (Harry Hart, mgr.; agent, Sun).— 
First half, Carson Sisters, Bobby Boyd, Dolly 
Kemp, pictures; 14 (afternoon), David Leven- 
sohn and Jewish Players, of New York. 

Electra Von Dolcke, Cincinnati girl, at 
Keith's this week, will go to Europe soon to 
complete her studies. 



John McF. Howie, president and manager of 
tbe Hotel Touralne. has been induced by Jessie 
Bonstelle to appear as tbe Elder in her re- 
vival of "The Little Minister." The Barrle 



Instead of appearing at the Grand, as at 
first annunced, the Lambs will gambol at 
Music Hall, where the Friars frolicked three 
years ago. 





THE BRUTE 

By FREDERIC ARNOLD KUMMER 

IN MOTION PICTURES 

Malcolm Williams suggests "The Brute" with such 
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The Grand and Lyric will close thslr 
sons three weeks hence. Final attractions 
at the Lyric, In order, and Nat Goodwin, In 
"Never Bay Die," and May Robaon, In "The 
Clever Woman." The Grand winds up with 
"Adele" and "The New Henrietta." the lat- 
ter starring William Crane. Both theatres are 
to run pictures in the summer. The Walnut 
closes this Saturday night, winding up with 
"The Master Mind." Next week, moving pic- 
tures. The Olympic (Progressive Burlesque) 
also closes thlB week, "The Robinson Crusoe 
Girls" being the card. Beginning Sunday, 
pictures will be exhibited for an Indefinite 
time. 



CLEVELAND. 

By CLYDE B. ELLIOTT. 

OPERA HOUSE (George Gardiner, mgr.).— 
"The Marriage Market," with Donald Brian. 
Entertaining and business good. 

COLONIAL (Robert McLaughlin, mgr.).— 
"The Lure," drawing and pleasing. 

HIPPODROME (H. A. Daniels, mgr.).— 
Frank Keenan & Co., "Vindication," very 
good; "Woman Proposes," applause-getter; 
Bert Errol, fair as female Impersonator; Swor 
and Mack, pleasing ; other acts. 

MILE8 (Frank Raymond, mgr.). — Anna Bra 
Fay, drawing well ; Eckert A Berg, fair. Other 
numbers pleasing. 

DUCHESS (R. Buckley, mgr. ) .—Pictures 
first half of week and home talent plays last 
half. 

METROPOLITAN (G. Johnson, mgr.).— 
Dark. 

PROSPECT (Geo. Lyons, mgr.). — "Busy 
Izzy," doing business. 

PR ISC ILL A (Proctor Seas, mgr.)— "Fun In 
a Hotel Lobby,*" gets laughs ; Dave Rafael, 
ventriloquist, really good : Virginia Herold and 
Co., in a good playlet. Other acts fair. 

CLEVELAND (Harry Zerker, mgr.).— "The 
House of Bondags," sensational interpretation, 
playing to big business. 

GORDON SQUARE.— Joseph Kettler A Co.. 
first half; Fuller, North, Evans * Co.. last 
half. 

KNICKERBOCKER.— Famous Players film. 
8TAR (C. J. Kltts, mgr-).— "The Girls from 
Starland," very good business. 

EMPIRE (Geo. Schenlt, mgr.).— "Follies of 
Pleasure," business fair. 

The average expenses of a chorus girl for a 
week In Cleveland are $14. 

Russell Harris, formerly assistant treasurer 
at the Colonial, Is now assistant treaaurer for 
Manager George Chenet, of the Empire. 

Arllng Alclne, leading man with the Holden 
Players at the Cleveland, may take a short 
vaudeville tour at the close of the stock sea- 
eon. 



DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. G. Williams, mgr.; U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Blckel A Watson, hit; 
Fanny Brlce, big; Elsa Ruegger, welcome; 
Gordon ft Rica, versatile; Toner ft Norman, 
good; Carl McCullough, enjoyed; Will Oak- 
land, did nicely ; Rex s Circus, good. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; T. B. C. : re- 
hearsal Monday 10).— Pauline, second week; 
Marlon Munson, plays seven characters In 
sketch ; Goodwin ft Hager, very good ; Sallle 
Stembler, good; John Neff, good; Leslie 
Thurston, pleased. 

PALACE (C. A. Hoffman, mgr. ; agent. Earl 
Cox; rehearsal Monday). — Gruet ft Gruet, ex- 
cellent ; Zlska ft Saunders, novel ; Marie 
Dreams, splendid voice ; Captain Trevitte 
Canines, amused ; Fortex Parlsenne Aerial 
Troupe, good; Connelly Sisters, hit; 8hel- 
burne ft Montgomery, applause; McGTee ft 
Kerry, very humorous ; The Burtlnos, clever ; 
Del Adelphla, good. 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
E. H. Bothern. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.).— 'The 
Strange Woman." 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.).— Vaughan 
Glaser. Next. "Pierre of the Plains." 

CADILLAC (Sam Levey, mgr.).— "Happy 
Maids" and Frank Moran, boxing exhibitions. 

OAYETY (William Roche, mgr.).— "Rose- 
land Girls." 

WASHINGTON (Frank Whltbeck, mgr.).— 
Opening week of grand opera season. "Alda" 
admirably done. Prices 25 to $1. Judging 
from interest shown, looks as if this policy 
for the ensuing four weeks will be most suc- 
cessful. 



Article of association have been filed In 
Saginaw, Mich., by the Saginaw Theatre aa- 
soclation. A building to cost $50,000 will be 
erected on Franklin street for vaudeville. J. 
D. Pllmore of Bay City will be manager. 

The second shows of the Columbia Amuse- 
ment company will play the Folly In Detroit 
next season, a deal having been entered into 
with the management of that playhouse. The 
Folly for the past two seasons has been play- 
ing stock burlesque. 



The Palace announce a new policy starting 
April 20. Instead of eight shows dally, four 
acts to the show, there will be only four 
shows dally, six acts and pictures compris- 
ing one complete performance, of which there 
will be two in the afternoon and two at night. 
Feature photo plays will be shown at noon 
and at the supper hour. Prices continue the 
eame, 10, 15 and 20. 

INDIANAPOLIS. 

By C J. CALLAHAN. 

SHl'RERT MURAT (W. E. Mick, mgr.).— 
"Within the Law." Business good. Return. 

ENGLISH'S.— Wright Huntington Players 
opening in stock with "The Deep Purple," to 
good hnusp. 

LYCEUM (Phil Brown, mgr.).— Opening of 
George Arvlne Co. for stock In "Hawthorne 



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Every One a Hit or Money Returned 



NOW LET'S TALK BUSINESS 



"THE GIRL FROM MACY'S"( for J People ) 

(Featuring the Girl and Not Macy'a) 

"CLOAKS AND SUITS" (for 4 People) 

(Not a Steal from Potash & Perlmutter) 

(Featuring Two Advanced Hebrew Character 

Comedians) 



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THE CHAMBERMAID 
(for 2 People) 

(Featuring the Maid) 

"THROWING THE BULL" 
(for 4 People) 

(Featuring a New York Hick in 
Mexico) 



ARCHIE COLBY 

Author of 1,000 Laughs 
GEO. M. COHAN THEATRE BLDG. 



Broadway ind 43d Street 



New York 



of the U. 8. A." Well received; good busi- 
ness. 

FAMILY (C. Harmon, mgr.).— Ous Rapier 
Musical Comedy Co. Excellent business. 

OAYETY.— Pictures. 

COLONIAL.— Pictures. 

COLUMBIA (Billy Ballls, mgr.).— "Troca- 
deros." 

MAJESTIC (J. E. Sullivan, mgr.).— "Man. 
hattan Gaiety Olrls," with Mendoia. Jap wrest- 
ler. Excellent business. 

LYRIC (H. K. Burton, mgr.).— Cavana Duo, 

Sood ; 4 Ebmans, excellent ; Joe Cook, good ; 
yron A Langdon, fair ; Sam Ash, very good ; 
Jack Winkler Trio, well received. • 

KANSASCITY. 

By B. M. CHOUSE. 

SHUBERT (Earl Steward, mgr.).— "Peg O' 
My Heart," enormous business. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Lehman, mgr.).— Henry 
Dlxey, well arranged mono-drama, vaud-ologue ; 
Wills Holt Wakefield, very big ; Dr. Carl Her-